Chemistry, toxicology, pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of idebenone: a review.

  • Imre Zs.-Nagy
  • Published 1990 in Archives of gerontology and geriatrics


The name idebenone (CV-2619) was given to a synthetic compound the chemical structure of which is 6-(10-hydroxydecyl)-2,3-dimethoxy-5-methyl-1,4-benzoquinone (commercial name in Japan: Avan). Although it is insoluble in water, suspensions of it can be applied and are absorbed relatively well from the intestine. Its acute toxicity is very low, and is well… (More)


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