1. Anti-infection
  2. HIV
    Reverse Transcriptase

Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (Synonyms: Tenofovir DF)

Cat. No.: HY-13782 Purity: 99.38%
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Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate is a nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor to treat HIV and chronic Hepatitis B.

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Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Chemical Structure

Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Chemical Structure

CAS No. : 202138-50-9

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Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate is a nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor to treat HIV and chronic Hepatitis B.

In Vitro

Tenofovir shows cytotoxic effects on cell viability in HK-2 cells, with IC50 values of 9.21 and 2.77 μM at 48 and 72 h in MTT assay, respectively. Tenofovir diminishes ATP levels in HK-2 cells. Tenofovir (3.0 to 28.8 μM) increases oxidative stress and protein carbonylation in HK-2 cells. Furthermore, Tenofovir induces apoptosis in HK-2 cells, and that apoptosis is induced via mitochondrial damage[1]. Tenofovir and M48U1 formulated in 0.25% HEC each inhibits the replication of both R5-tropic HIV-1BaL and X4-tropic HIV-1IIIb in activated PBMCs, and inhibits several laboratory strains and patient-derived HIV-1 isolates. The combined formulation of M48U1 and tenofovir in 0.25% HEC exhibits synergistic antiretroviral activity against infection with R5-tropic HIV-1BaL, and is not toxic to PBMCs[2].

In Vivo

Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (20, 50, 140, or 300 mg/kg) administered to BLT mice, shows dose dependent activity during vaginal HIV challenge in BLT humanized mice. Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (50, 140, 300 mg/kg) significantly reduces HIV transmission in BLT mice[3]. Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (0.5, 1.5, or 5.0 mg/kg/day, p.o.) induces a dose-dependent decline in serum viremia in woodchucks chronically infected with WHV. Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate administration is safe and effective in the woodchuck model of chronic HBV infection[4].

Clinical Trial
Preparing Stock Solutions
Concentration Volume Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.5735 mL 7.8677 mL 15.7354 mL
5 mM 0.3147 mL 1.5735 mL 3.1471 mL
10 mM 0.1574 mL 0.7868 mL 1.5735 mL
Please refer to the solubility information to select the appropriate solvent.
Cell Assay

Cells are plated into 48-well tissue culture plates (39,000 cells/mL) and allowed to grow for 48 h followed by treatment with vehicle or Tenofovir. Following the treatment period, cell viability is assessed using the MTT assay. The MTT assay relies on the conversion of tetrazolium dye 3-(4,5-dimethlthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) to formazan by NAD(P)H-dependent oxidoreductases. MCE has not independently confirmed the accuracy of these methods. They are for reference only.

Animal Administration

Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate is prepared in a placebo control.

Twenty adult chronic WHV carrier woodchucks are stratified equally by age, sex, body weight, and serum GGT activity into five treatment groups consisting of four animals each: (i) Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate at 15.0 mg/kg once per day, (ii) Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate at 5.0 mg/kg/day, (iii) Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate at 1.5 mg/kg/day, (iv) Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate at 0.5 mg/kg/day, and (v) a placebo control. The woodchucks are treated daily for 4 weeks and observed for an additional 12 weeks following cessation of drug treatment. MCE has not independently confirmed the accuracy of these methods. They are for reference only.

Molecular Weight







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Powder -20°C 3 years
  4°C 2 years
In solvent -80°C 6 months
  -20°C 1 month

Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere

Solvent & Solubility

10 mM in DMSO

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is prepare in vehicle (DMSO and 0.9% NaCl)[5].

* "<1 mg/mL" means slightly soluble or insoluble. "≥" means soluble, but saturation unknown.


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