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Atorvastatin structure
Chemical Name:
Cardyl;Atrovastitne;025-83371857;ATORVASTATIN;ATORVASTATIN CA;Atorvastatin acid;ATORVASTATIN(LIPITOR);Atorvastatin free ACID;Atorvastatin USP/EP/BP;ATORVASTATIN DIPROTECTED
Molecular Formula:
Formula Weight:
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Atorvastatin Properties

Melting point:
Boiling point:
722.2±60.0 °C(Predicted)
1.23±0.1 g/cm3(Predicted)
storage temp. 
Sealed in dry,2-8°C
pKa 4.46(H2O t=30 Iuncontrolled) (Uncertain)
CAS DataBase Reference
134523-00-5(CAS DataBase Reference)
EPA Substance Registry System
1H-Pyrrole-1-heptanoic acid, 2-(4-fluorophenyl)-?,?-dihydroxy-5-(1-methylethyl)-3-phenyl-4-[(phenylamino)carbonyl]-, (?R,?R)- (134523-00-5)
  • Risk and Safety Statements
Hazard Codes  Xn
Risk Statements  20/21/22-36/37/38
Safety Statements  26-36
HS Code  35040000

Atorvastatin Chemical Properties,Uses,Production

Chemical Properties

white Crystalline powder




antihyperlipoproteimic;HMG-CoA reductase inhibition

Manufacturing Process

285 ml 2.2 M n-butyl lithium in hexane was added dropwise to 92 ml diisopropylamine at -50-60°C under nitrogen. The well stirred solutions warmed to about -20°C, then it was cannulated into a suspension of 99 g of S(+)-2-acetoxy-1,1,2-triphenylethanol in 500 ml absolute tetrahydrophuran (THF) at -70°C and the reaction mixture was allowed to warm to -10°C for 2 hours. A suspension of MgBr2 was made from 564 ml (0.63 mol) of bromine and 15.3 g of magnesium (0.63 mol) in 500 ml THF cooled to -78°C. The enolate solution was cannulated into this suspension within 30 min and was stirred for 60 min at -78°C. 150 g 5-(4-fluorophenyl)-2-(1-methylethyl)-1-(3- oxopropyl)-N,4-diphenyl-1H-pyrrole-3-carboxamide in 800 ml absolute THF was added dropwise over 30 min, stirred 90 min at -78°C, then was added 200 ml acetic acid, this is removed to a cool bath, 500 ml of H2O was added and the mixture concentrate in vacuo at 40-50°C. After adding of 500 ml of 1:1 EtOAc/heptane the mixture was filtered. The filtrate was washed extensively with 0.5 N HCl, then several times with H2O and finally EtOAc/heptane (3:1) and cooled with dry ice to -20°C. The light brown crystalline product was dried in vacuum oven at 40°C. The yield was 194 g. 112 g of the same product was produced by evaporation of mother liquor after recrystallization and chromatographic purification on a silicagel.
162 g of this substance was suspended in methanol/THF (5:3) and was stirred with 11.7 g of sodium methoxide until everything was dissolved and kept in the freezer overnight. Later it was quenched with AcOH concentrated in vacuo, was added to 500 ml H2O and extracted twice with EtOAc (300 ml). The combined extracts was washed with saturated NaHCO3 brine and dried over anhydrous MgSO4, purified on silica-gel and gave 86.1 g of white crystals m.p. 125-126°C, αD 20=4.23° (1.17 M, CH3OH).
81 g of the last product in 500 ml absolute THF was added as quickly as possible to the mixture of 77 ml THF at diisopropylamine, 200 ml 2.2 M of nbutyl lithium and 62 ml of t-butylacetate in 200 ml THF -40-42°C under nitrogen. Stirring was continued for 4 hours at -70°C. The reaction mixture was concentrated in vacuo, the residue was taken up in EtOAc, washed with water, then saturated NH4Cl, NaHCO3 (saturated), dried over anhydrous MgSO4, filtred and the solvent evaporated.
The organic phase was dried and concentrated in vacuo to yield 73 g crude product, that was dissolved in 500 ml absolute THF, 120 ml triehtylborane and 0.7 g t-butylcarboxylic acid, 70 ml methanol and 4.5 g sodium borohydride was added. The mixture was stirred at -78°C under a dry atmosphere for 6 hours, poured slowly into 4:1:1 mixture of ice/30%H2O2/H2O and stirred overnight. CHCl3 (400 ml) was added and organic layer washed extensively with H2O until no peroxide could be found, was dried over MgSO4, filtered and was treated by chromatography on silica gel to yield 51 g. The product was dissolved in THF/methanol and saponificated with NaOH and, concentrated to remove organic solvents at room temperature, added 100 ml H2O, and extracted with Et2O twice. Organic layer was thoroughly dried and it was left at room temperature for the next 10 days, then concentrated.
Chromatography on silica gel yielded 13.2 g racemate of lactone - trans-(+/- )-5-(4-fluorophenyl)-2-(1-methylethyl)-N,4-di-diphenyl-1-[2-(tetrahydro-4- hydroxy-6-oxo-2H-pyran-2-yl)ethyl]-1H-pyrrole-3-carboxamide. This racemate was divided by chiral synthesis which was made analogously the method in US Pat. No. 4,581,893. Then each isomer was saponificated with NaOH and purificated by HPLC. The calcium salt corresponding acid was prepared by reaction with 1 eq. of CaCl2·2H2O in water.

brand name

Lipitor (Pfizer).

Therapeutic Function


General Description

Atorvastatin, [R-(R*,R*)]-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-b,d-dihydroxy-5-(1-methylethyl)-3-phenyl-4-[(phenylamino)carbonyl]-lH-pyrrole-1-heptanoic acid(Lipitor), also possesses the heptanoic acid side chain,which is critical for inhibition of HMG-CoA reductase.Although the side chain is less lipophilic than the lactoneform, the high amount of lipophilic substitution causes this agent to have a slightly higher level of CNS penetration thanpravastatin, resulting in a slight increase in CNS side effects.Even so, its CNS profile is much lower than that of lovastatin.Atorvastatin is marketed as a combination therapywith amlodipine under the trade name Norvasc for managementof high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

General Description

Cerivastatin (Baycol) is one of the neweragents in this class of cholesterol-lowering agents. However,it carries a higher incidence of rhabdomyolysis and, as a result,was voluntarily withdrawn from the market by its manufacturerin 2001.

Atorvastatin Preparation Products And Raw materials

Raw materials

Preparation Products

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View Lastest Price from Atorvastatin manufacturers

Image Release date Product Price Min. Order Purity Supply Ability Manufacturer
2021-08-06 Atorvastatin USP/EP/BP
US $1.10 / g 1g 99.9% 100 Tons min Dideu Industries Group Limited
2021-07-22 Atorvastatin
US $484.00 / KG 1KG 99% 100KG Baoji Guokang Bio-Technology Co., Ltd.
2021-07-20 Atorvastatin
US $1.00-1.00 / KG 1g 99% 50tons Shaanxi Dideu Medichem Co. Ltd

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