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Melaphalan is used intravenously and orally to treat multiple myeloma and cancers of the breast, neck, and ovaries. A synonym of this drug is alkeran.
The racemic form of this drug, D,L-3-[p-[bis-(2-chloroethyl)amino]phenyl]alanine, is also widely used under the name sarcolysine or racemelfalan.
Cyclophosphamide: Cyclophosphamide, 2-[bis-(2-chloroethyl)amino]tetrahydro-2H-1,3,2-oxazaphosphorin-2-oxide (126.96.36.199), is made by reacting bis(2-chloroethyl)amine with phosphorous oxychloride, giving N,N-bis-(2-chloroethyl)dichlorophosphoramide (188.8.131.52), which upon subsequent reaction with 3-aminopropanol is transformed into cyclophosphamide (184.108.40.206) [51-59].
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