(2S)-2-(6-methoxynaphthalen-2-yl)propanoic acid

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Chemical Component Summary

Name(2S)-2-(6-methoxynaphthalen-2-yl)propanoic acid
Identifiers(2S)-2-(6-methoxynaphthalen-2-yl)propanoic acid
FormulaC14 H14 O3
Molecular Weight230.26
Isomeric SMILESCOc1ccc2cc(ccc2c1)[C@H](C)C(O)=O

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count31
Chiral Atom Count1
Chiral AtomsC14
Bond Count32
Aromatic Bond Count11
Leaving Atomsn/a

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB00788 Different stereochemistry
  • approved
  • vet_approved
DescriptionAn anti-inflammatory agent with analgesic and antipyretic properties. Both the acid and its sodium salt are used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic or musculoskeletal disorders, dysmenorrhea, and acute gout.
  • (+)-(S)-6-Methoxy-α-methyl-2-naphthaleneacetic acid
  • (+)-(S)-Naproxen
  • (+)-2-(6-Methoxy-2-naphthyl)propionic acid
  • (+)-2-(Methoxy-2-naphthyl)-propionic acid
  • (+)-2-(Methoxy-2-naphthyl)-propionsäure
SaltsNaproxen sodium
Brand Names
  • 7 Select Naproxen Sodium
  • Aleve
  • Aleve Back and Body Pain
  • Aleve Caplets
  • Aleve Caplets - Easy Open Arth
Affected OrganismHumans and other mammals
IndicationFor the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, and acute gout. Also for the relief of mild to moderate pain and the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea.
PharmacologyNaproxen is a member of the arylacetic acid group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Naproxen has analgesic and antipyretic properties. As with other NSAIDs, its mode of action is not fully understood; however, its ability to inhibit prostaglandin synthesis may be involved in the anti-inflammatory effect.
Mechanism of actionThe mechanism of action of naproxen, like that of other NSAIDs, is believed to be associated with the inhibition of cyclooxygenase activity. Two unique cyclooxygenases have been described in mammals. The constitutive cyclooxygenase, COX-1, synthesizes prostaglandins necessary for normal gastrointestinal and renal function. The inducible cyclooxygenase, COX-2, generates prostaglandins involved in inflammation. Inhibition of COX-1 is thought to be associated with gastrointestinal and renal toxicity while inhibition of COX-2 provides anti-inflammatory activity.
Route of administration
  • Oral
  • Rectal
  • Topical
  • Analgesics
  • Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Antiinflammatory Products for Vaginal Administration
  • M01AE52
  • M01AE02
  • M01AE56
  • M02AA12
  • G02CC02
CAS number22204-53-1
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682