Systematic (IUPAC) name
S,3 S)-2,3-Dihydroxybutane-1,4-diyl dimethanesulfonate
International Drug Names
administration Oral, IV
L01AB02 ( ) WHO
Synonyms 1,2,3,4-Butanetetrol, 1,4-dimethanesulfonate, Threitol 1,4-dimethanesulfonate, Threitol 1,4-bismethanesulfonate;
L-Threitol 1,4-bis(methanesulfonate); Ovastat; Threosulphan; Treosulphan; Tresulfan
C 6 H 14 O 8 S 2
Molar mass 278.30056 g·mol
Melting point 101.5 to 105 °C (214.7 to 221.0 °F)
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Treosulfan is a substance that is being studied in the treatment of cancer. It belongs to the family of drugs called  alkylating agents. It has been used mainly as a substitute of busulfan in frail patients, as the side effects and toxicity are supposedly less severe.
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Treosulfan entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
This article incorporates public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".