Chiral high-performance liquid chromatographic analysis of the enantiomers of XK469, a new antitumor agent, in plasma and urine.


XK469 (NSC697887), (+/-)-2-[4-(7-Chloro-2-quinoxaliny)oxy]-phenoxy propionic acid, an analog of the herbicide Assure(R), which possesses antitumor activity, especially against murine solid tumors and human xenografts, has recently been found to be the first topoisomerase II beta poison. Both R(+) and S(-) isomers are cytotoxic, although the R-isomer is more… (More)