AppearanceOrange-yellow to deep yellow solid or powder
Storage TemperatureStore in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Poison room locked. Keep containers tightly closed. Solubility:<0.1 g/100 mL at 19 oC in water
Biological ActivityPotent anticancer agent that blocks DNA synthesis. Induces apoptosis via p53-dependent and -independent mechanisms. Inhibits X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) expression and activates caspase-3. In certain glioma cell lines, sensitizes cells
StabilityStable. Incompatible with oxidizing agents, aluminium, antioxidants.