CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BULLETIN Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Nihon Yakugakkai, Pharmaceutical Society of Japan

Journal description

This journal covers physical and inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry including natural products chemistry, medicinal chemistry, analytical chemistry, pharmacognosy and physical pharmacy.

Current impact factor: 1.38

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 1.375
2012 Impact Factor 1.564
2011 Impact Factor 1.592
2010 Impact Factor 1.507
2009 Impact Factor 1.698
2008 Impact Factor 1.623
2007 Impact Factor 1.223
2006 Impact Factor 1.262
2005 Impact Factor 1.246
2004 Impact Factor 1.184
2003 Impact Factor 1.103
2002 Impact Factor 1.133
2001 Impact Factor 1.113
2000 Impact Factor 1.177
1999 Impact Factor 1.162
1998 Impact Factor 1.135
1997 Impact Factor 1.156
1996 Impact Factor 1.309
1995 Impact Factor 1.026
1994 Impact Factor 1.099
1993 Impact Factor 0.854
1992 Impact Factor 1.098

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 1.60
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.20
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.38
Website Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin (Tokyo) website
Other titles Chemical and pharmaceutical bulletin, Chemical and pharmaceutical bulletin
ISSN 0009-2363
OCLC 6067231
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

Pharmaceutical Society of Japan

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    • Publisher's version/PDF must be used
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Photoaffinity labeling has become increasingly important with the development of powerful specific probes that are synthesized by installing a photo-activatable functional group (photophore) on the framework of biological ligands. The present review summarizes the development of diazirine-based photoaffinity labeling by focusing on its application to the structural elucidation of ligand-accepting sites within proteins.
    CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BULLETIN 05/2015; 63(1):1-12. DOI:10.1248/cpb.c14-00645
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    ABSTRACT: Four new triterpenoid saponins, Catunaroside I [3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→3)-β-D-glucopyranosyl-arjunic acid 28-O-β-D-glucopyranoside] (1), Catunaroside J [3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-[β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→3)]-β-D -glucopyranosyl-arjunic acid 28-O-β-D-glucopyranoside] (2), Catunaroside K [3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-[β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→3)]-β-D-glucopyranosyl-tormentic acid] (3), and Catunaroside L [3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-[β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→3)]-β-D-glucopyranosyl-pomolic acid] (4), and two known triterpenoid saponin Arjunetoside (5) and RandiasaponinVII (6), were isolated from the stem bark of Catunaregam spinosa. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of their spectral data and chemical evidence.
    CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BULLETIN 03/2015; 63(5). DOI:10.1248/cpb.c15-00055
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    ABSTRACT: Two new steroidal glycosides (1 and 2), together with 15 known compounds (3-17) were isolated from the fibrous roots of Ophiopogon japonicus, and three new steroidal glycosides (18-20), together with 14 known compounds (21-34) were isolated from the fibrous roots of Liriope spicata var. prolifera. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated on the basis of extensive one-dimensional (1D)- and 2D-NMR spectroscopic analyses and mass spectrometry. The isolated compounds were evaluated for their anti-inflammatory activity in vitro. Most of these steroidal glycosides showed significant inhibitory activity against neutrophil respiratory burst stimulated by phorbol myristate acetate.
    CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BULLETIN 03/2015; 63(3):187-94. DOI:10.1248/cpb.c14-00735
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    ABSTRACT: Nine new tirucallane-type triterpenoids, ficutirucins A-I (1-9), were isolated from the fruit of Ficus carica. Their structures were established on the basis of spectroscopic data and chemical methods. All isolates were evaluated for their cytotoxic activities against three human cancer cell lines, MCF-7, HepG-2, and U2OS. Compounds 1-3, 6, 7, and 9 exhibited moderate cytotoxic activities with IC50 values of 11.67-45.61 µM against one or more of the three cancer cell lines.
    CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BULLETIN 03/2015; 63(3):237-43. DOI:10.1248/cpb.c14-00779
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    ABSTRACT: The influence of D-Leu residues on the helical structures of L-Leu-based-nonapeptides was investigated. Specifically, the preferred conformations of four diastereomeric nonapeptides, Boc-(L-Leu-L-Leu-Aib)3-OMe (1); Boc-(L-Leu-L-Leu-Aib)2-L-Leu-D-Leu-Aib-OMe (2), which contained one D-Leu residue; Boc-L-Leu-D-Leu-Aib-L-Leu-L-Leu-Aib-L-Leu-D-Leu-Aib-OMe (3), which contained two D-Leu residues; and Boc-(L-Leu-D-Leu-Aib)3-OMe (4), were analyzed in solution and in the crystalline state. Peptide 1 formed a right-handed (P) 310-helix in solution. Peptides 2 and 3 both formed (P) 310-helices in solution and (P) α-helices in the crystalline state. Peptide 4 formed a (P) α-helix both in solution and in the crystalline state.
    CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BULLETIN 03/2015; 63(3):218-24. DOI:10.1248/cpb.c14-00760
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    ABSTRACT: The principles of thermal effusivity are applied to an understanding of the detailed mechanisms of the lubrication process in a rotating mixer. The relationships and impact of the lubrication process by the pattern of powder flow, the filling level, and the rotating mixer size were investigated. Thermal effusivity profiles of the lubrication process, as obtained, indicate that lubrication is a two-phase process. The intersection point of the first and second phases (IPFS) is influenced by changing the filling level, thus changing the resulting number of avalanche flows created. The slope of the second phase (SSP) is influenced by the relationship between the number and the length of avalanche flows. Understanding this difference between the first and second phases is important to successfully evaluate the impact of proposed changes in the lubrication process. From this knowledge, a predictive model of the lubrication profile can be generated to allow an evaluation of proposed changes to the lubrication process. This model allows estimation of the lubrication profile at different filling levels and in different rotating mixer sizes. In this study, the actual lubrication profile almost coincides with the model predicted lubrication profile. Based on these findings, it is assumed that lubrication profiles at a commercial scale can be predicted from data generated at the laboratory scale. Further, it is assumed that changes in the filling level can also be estimated from the laboratory or current data.
    CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BULLETIN 03/2015; 63(3):164-79. DOI:10.1248/cpb.c14-00634
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    ABSTRACT: Two types of amphoteric calix[n]arene carboxylic acid (CnCA) derivative, i.e., calix[6]arene hexa-carboxylic acid (C6HCA) and calix[8]arene octo-carboxylic acid (C8OCA), were synthesized by introducing acetoxyls into the hydroxyls of calix[n]arene (n=6, 8). C6HCA and C8OCA nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared successfully using the dialysis method. CnCA NPs had regular spherical shapes with an average diameter of 180-220 nm and possessed negative charges of greater than -30 mV. C6HCA and C8OCA NPs were stable in 4.5% bovine serum albumin solutions and buffers (pH 5-9), with a low critical aggregation concentration value of 5.7 mg·L(-1) and 4.0 mg·L(-1), respectively. C6HCA and C8OCA NPs exhibited good paclitaxel (PTX) loading capacity, with drug loading contents of 7.5% and 8.3%, respectively. The overall in vitro release behavior of PTX from the CnCA NPs was sustained, and C8OCA NPs had a slower release rate compared with C6HCA NPs. These favorable properties of CnCA NPs make them promising nanocarriers for tumor-targeted drug delivery.
    CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BULLETIN 03/2015; 63(3):180-6. DOI:10.1248/cpb.c14-00699
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, we propose a supercomputer-assisted drug design approach involving all-atom molecular dynamics (MD)-based binding free energy prediction after the traditional design/selection step. Because this prediction is more accurate than the empirical binding affinity scoring of the traditional approach, the compounds selected by the MD-based prediction should be better drug candidates. In this study, we discuss the applicability of the new approach using two examples. Although the MD-based binding free energy prediction has a huge computational cost, it is feasible with the latest 10 petaflop-scale computer. The supercomputer-assisted drug design approach also involves two important feedback procedures: The first feedback is generated from the MD-based binding free energy prediction step to the drug design step. While the experimental feedback usually provides binding affinities of tens of compounds at one time, the supercomputer allows us to simultaneously obtain the binding free energies of hundreds of compounds. Because the number of calculated binding free energies is sufficiently large, the compounds can be classified into different categories whose properties will aid in the design of the next generation of drug candidates. The second feedback, which occurs from the experiments to the MD simulations, is important to validate the simulation parameters. To demonstrate this, we compare the binding free energies calculated with various force fields to the experimental ones. The results indicate that the prediction will not be very successful, if we use an inaccurate force field. By improving/validating such simulation parameters, the next prediction can be made more accurate.
    CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BULLETIN 03/2015; 63(3):147-55. DOI:10.1248/cpb.c14-00596
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of the present study was to develop orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs) containing fat-soluble drugs that disintegrate rapidly while having appropriate tablet strength. We chose vitamin E (VE) as a model drug; d-α-tocopheryl acetate, as the oily VE (VE-OI), and d-α-tocopheryl acid succinate, as the powder VE (VE-PO), were used. The oily VE was added directly to ODTs (VE-OI ODTs) and also used for the preparation of two types of VE granule, i.e., granules prepared using adsorption to calcium silicate (VE-FL granules) and granules prepared using spray-drying with gelatin (VE-SD granules); each type of granule was added to ODTs (VE-FL ODTs and VE-SD ODTs). Powder VE was added directly to ODTs (VE-PO ODTs). Various VE ODTs were prepared using these four additional methods with varying amounts of VE per tablet and were evaluated with respect to their manufacturability, physicochemical characteristics, and stability. It was demonstrated that a tablet porosity of 30% to 35% and tensile strength of 7 kg/cm(2) or greater are required to provide VE ODTs with rapid disintegration and appropriate tablet strength, and that VE-SD granules and powder VE are suitable forms of VE to be added. When stability tests of VE-SD ODTs and VE-PO ODTs were performed, VE-PO ODTs exhibited prolongation of disintegration time and increased tensile strength, whereas VE-SD ODTs showed none of these changes. These changes were thought to be attributable to a decrease in the pore size of VE-PO ODTs resulting from the softening and migration of powder VE under hot storage conditions.
    CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BULLETIN 03/2015; 63(3):156-63. DOI:10.1248/cpb.c14-00598
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    ABSTRACT: This paper reported the synthesis, structure-activity relationship (SAR) and acaricidal activity in vitro against Psoroptes cuniculi, a mange mite, of 25 ethyl cinnamate derivatives. All target compounds were synthesized and elucidated by means of MS, (1)H- and (13)C-NMR analysis. The results showed that 24 out of 25 tested compounds at 1.0 mg/mL demonstrated acaricidal activity in varying degrees. Among them, 6, 15, 26, 27 and 30 showed significant activity with median lethal concentration values (LC50) of 89.3, 119.0, 39.2, 29.8 and 41.2 μg/mL, respectively, which were 2.1- to 8.3-fold the activity of ivermectin (LC50 = 247.4 μg/mL), a standard drug in the treatment of Psoroptes cuniculi. Compared with ivermectin, with a median lethal time value (LT50) of 8.9 h, 27 and 30 showed smaller LT50 values of 7.9 and 1.3 h, respectively, whereas 6, 15 and 26 showed slightly larger LT50 values of 10.6, 11.0 and 10.4 h at 4.5 μmol/mL. SARs showed that the presence of o-NO2 or m-NO2 on the benzene ring significantly improved the activity, whereas the introduction of a hydroxy, methoxy, acetoxy, methylenedioxy, bromo or chloro group reduced the activity. (E)-Cinnamates were more effective than their (Z)-isomer. Nevertheless, the carbon-carbon double bond in the acrylic ester moiety was proven not to be essential to improve the activity of cinnamic acid esters. Thus, the results strongly indicate that cinnamate derivatives, especially their dihydro derivatives, should be promising candidates or lead compounds for the development of novel acaricides for the effective control of animal or human acariasis.
    CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BULLETIN 02/2015; 63(4). DOI:10.1248/cpb.c14-00765
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, we applied an electrospinning (ES) method, which is mainly employed in the textile industry, to the field of pharmaceuticals. We developed and modified an ES instrument and then utilized it to produce methacrylic acid copolymer S (MAC) nano-fibers to prepare tablets. By attaching a conductor rod made from stainless steel to the central part of the nano-fiber-collection plate of the ES apparatus, a MAC nano-fiber sheet could be produced effectively. In addition, we studied various operating conditions for this new ES method, including needle gauge, voltage between the electrodes, distance between the needle and nano-fiber-collection plate and the flow rate of MAC polymer solution, but these had no significant effect on the diameter of MAC nano-fibers. On the other hand, the viscosity (concentration) of MAC polymer solution and permittivity of solvent used to dilute MAC were closely related to the mean diameter of the nano-fibers. Tableting of MAC nano-fibers was performed using a tableting machine without lubricants, and addition of Tween 20 to the tablets enabled regulation of the release profile of a water-soluble drug. The modified ES method reported here is a useful technique for the controlled-release of drugs and has wide-ranging potential for pharmaceutical applications.
    CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BULLETIN 02/2015; 63(2):81-7. DOI:10.1248/cpb.c14-00563
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    ABSTRACT: Amino-linked benzoxazolyl/benzothiazolyl/benzimidazolyl quinazolines were prepared and their antimicrobial activity studied. The nitro-substituted benzothiazolyl quinazoline (8f) may be a potential antibacterial agent against Staphylococcus aureus and nitro-substituted benzimidazolyl quinazoline (9f) may be a potential antifungal agent against Aspergillus niger.
    CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BULLETIN 02/2015; 63(2):75-80. DOI:10.1248/cpb.c14-00521
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    ABSTRACT: A novel series of quinzoline based compounds (IIIa-d, VIa-f, IXa-f) were designed, synthesized and screened for their inhibitory activity towards the PDE4B isoform. The in vivo anti-inflammatory effect of the titled compounds (IIIa-d, VIa-f, IXa-f) as well as their effect on the level of tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α) were evaluated. Among all of the synthesized compounds, IXb, IXd and IXf, exhibited good inhibitory activity against PDE4B enzyme with inhibition percentages of 42, 62 and 68%, respectively. Most of the tested compounds showed potent anti-inflammatory activity compared to indomethacin with a marked decrease in TNF-α level. The ulcerogenic effect of the tested compounds was also examined. The gastric mucosa of the tested animals remained intact after oral administration of the hit compounds. Additionally, docking study was used to explore the possible binding mode of the active compounds on the PDE4B enzyme as well as to illustrate the selectivity of the active hits on the PDE4B isoform.
    CHEMICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL BULLETIN 02/2015; 63(2):102-16. DOI:10.1248/cpb.c14-00737