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                          SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT

      This Securities Purchase Agreement (this "Agreement") is dated as of
September 19, 2006, among Genta Incorporated, a Delaware corporation (the
"Company"), and each purchaser identified on the signature pages hereto (each,
including its successors and assigns, a "Purchaser" and collectively the

      WHEREAS, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement,
the Company desires to issue and sell to each Purchaser, pursuant to an
effective registration statement, and each Purchaser, severally and not jointly,
desires to purchase from the Company, securities of the Company as more fully
described in this Agreement.

      NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants contained in this
Agreement, and for other good and valuable consideration the receipt and
adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, the Company and each Purchaser agree
as follows:

                                   ARTICLE I.

      1.1 Definitions. In addition to the terms defined elsewhere in this
Agreement, for all purposes of this Agreement, the following terms have the
meanings indicated in this Section 1.1:

            "Action" shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section

            "Affiliate" means any Person that, directly or indirectly through
      one or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by or is under
      common control with a Person as such terms are used in and construed under
      Rule 144. With respect to a Purchaser, any investment fund or managed
      account that is managed on a discretionary basis by the same investment
      manager as such Purchaser will be deemed to be an Affiliate of such

            "Closing" means the closing of the purchase and sale of the
      Securities pursuant to Section 2.1.

            "Closing Date" means the Trading Day when all of the Transaction
      Documents have been executed and delivered by the applicable parties
      thereto, and all conditions precedent to (i) the Purchasers' obligations
      to pay the Subscription Amount and (ii) the Company's obligations to
      deliver the Securities have been satisfied or waived; provided that the
      Closing Date may be within three (3) Trading Days of the date hereof.

            "Closing Price" means on any particular date (a) the last reported
      closing bid price per share of Common Stock on such date on the Trading
      Market (as reported by Bloomberg L.P. at 4:15 PM (New York time)), or (b)
      if there is no such price on such date, then the closing bid price on the
      Trading Market on the date nearest preceding such date (as reported by
      Bloomberg L.P. at 4:15 PM (New York time)), or (c) if the Common Stock is
      not then listed or quoted on the Trading Market and if prices for the
      Common Stock are then reported in the "pink sheets" published by the
      National Quotation Bureau Incorporated (or a similar organization or
      agency succeeding to its functions of reporting


      prices), the most recent bid price per share of the Common Stock so
      reported, or (d) if the shares of Common Stock are not then publicly
      traded the fair market value of a share of Common Stock as determined by
      an appraiser selected in good faith by the Purchasers of a majority in
      interest of the Shares then outstanding.

            "Commission" means the Securities and Exchange Commission.

            "Common Stock" means the common stock of the Company, par value
      $0.001 per share, and any other class of securities into which such
      securities may hereafter have been reclassified or changed into.

            "Common Stock Equivalents" means any securities of the Company or
      the Subsidiaries which would entitle the holder thereof to acquire at any
      time Common Stock, including, without limitation, any debt, preferred
      stock, rights, options, warrants or other instrument that is at any time
      convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for, or otherwise entitles
      the holder thereof to receive, Common Stock.

            "Company Counsel" means Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

            "Effective Date" means the date that the Registration Statement was
      first declared effective by the Commission.

            "Evaluation Date" shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in
      Section 3.1(r).

            "Exchange Act" means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
      amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

            "Exempt Issuance" means the issuance of (a) shares of Common Stock
      or options to employees, officers or directors of the Company pursuant to
      any stock or option plan duly adopted by a majority of the non-employee
      members of the Board of Directors of the Company or a majority of the
      members of a committee of non-employee directors established for such
      purpose, (b) securities upon the exercise or exchange of or conversion of
      any Securities issued hereunder and/or securities exercisable or
      exchangeable for or convertible into shares of Common Stock issued and
      outstanding on the date of this Agreement, provided that such securities
      have not been amended since the date of this Agreement to increase the
      number of such securities or to decrease the exercise, exchange or
      conversion price of any such securities, and (c) securities issued
      pursuant to acquisitions, strategic transactions, equipment financings,
      debt financings or consulting relationships approved by a majority of the
      disinterested directors, provided any such issuance shall not include a
      transaction in which the Company is issuing securities primarily for the
      purpose of raising capital or to an entity whose primary business is
      investing in securities.

            "FW" means Feldman Weinstein & Smith LLP with offices located at 420
      Lexington Avenue, Suite 2620, New York, New York 10170-0002.

            "GAAP" shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section


            "Intellectual Property Rights" shall have the meaning ascribed to
      such term in Section 3.1(o).

            "Liens" means a lien, charge, security interest, encumbrance, right
      of first refusal, preemptive right or other restriction.

            "Material Adverse Effect" shall have the meaning assigned to such
      term in Section 3.1(b).

            "Material Permits" shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in
      Section 3.1(m).

            "Per Share Purchase Price" equals $0.79, subject to adjustment for
      reverse and forward stock splits, stock dividends, stock combinations and
      other similar transactions of the Common Stock that occur after the date
      of this Agreement.

            "Person" means an individual or corporation, partnership, trust,
      incorporated or unincorporated association, joint venture, limited
      liability company, joint stock company, government (or an agency or
      subdivision thereof) or other entity of any kind.

            "Proceeding" means an action, claim, suit, investigation or
      proceeding (including, without limitation, an investigation or partial
      proceeding, such as a deposition), whether commenced or threatened.

            "Purchaser Party" shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in
      Section 4.8.

            "Registration Statement" means the registration statement of the
      Company, Commission File No. 333-114151 covering the sale to the
      Purchasers of the Shares.

            "Required Approvals" shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in
      Section 3.1(e).

            "Rule 144" means Rule 144 promulgated by the Commission pursuant to
      the Securities Act, as such Rule may be amended from time to time, or any
      similar rule or regulation hereafter adopted by the Commission having
      substantially the same effect as such Rule.

            "SEC Reports" shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in
      Section 3.1(h).

            "Securities" means the Shares.

            "Securities Act" means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

            "Shares" means the shares of Common Stock issued or issuable to each
      Purchaser pursuant to this Agreement.


            "Short Sales" shall include all "short sales" as defined in Rule 200
      of Regulation SHO under the Exchange Act (but shall not be deemed to
      include the location and/or reservation of borrowable shares of Common

            "Subscription Amount" means, as to each Purchaser, the aggregate
      amount to be paid for Shares purchased hereunder as specified below such
      Purchaser's name on the signature page of this Agreement and next to the
      heading "Subscription Amount", in United States Dollars and in immediately
      available funds.

            "Subsidiary" means any subsidiary of the Company as set forth on
      Schedule 3.1(a).

            "Trading Day" means a day on which the Common Stock is traded on a
      Trading Market.

            "Trading Market" means the following markets or exchanges on which
      the Common Stock is listed or quoted for trading on the date in question:
      the Nasdaq Capital Market, the American Stock Exchange, the New York Stock
      Exchange, the Nasdaq National Market or the OTC Bulletin Board.

            "Transaction Documents" means this Agreement and any other documents
      or agreements executed in connection with the transactions contemplated

                                   ARTICLE II.
                                PURCHASE AND SALE

      2.1 Closing. On the Closing Date, upon the terms and subject to the
conditions set forth herein, concurrent with the execution and delivery of this
Agreement by the parties hereto, the Company agrees to sell, and each Purchaser
agrees to purchase in the aggregate, severally and not jointly, up to 20,000,000
Shares. The Purchaser shall pay the Per Share Purchase Price for each one share
of Common Stock. Each Purchaser shall deliver to the Company via wire transfer
or a certified check immediately available funds equal to their Subscription
Amount and the Company shall deliver to each Purchaser their respective Shares
as determined pursuant to Section 2.2(a) and the other items set forth in
Section 2.2 issuable at the Closing. Upon satisfaction of the conditions set
forth in Sections 2.2 and 2.3, the Closing shall occur at the offices of FW, or
such other location as the parties shall mutually agree.

      2.2 Deliveries.

            (a) On or prior to the Closing Date, the Company shall deliver or
      cause to be delivered to each Purchaser the following:

                  (i) this Agreement duly executed by the Company;

                  (ii) a legal opinion of Company Counsel, in the form of
            Exhibit B attached hereto;


                  (iii) the receipt by each Purchaser in its account with The
            Depository Trust Company via DWAC the number of Shares equal to such
            Purchaser's Subscription Amount divided by the Per Share Purchase
            Price, registered in the name of such Purchaser; and

                  (iv) an officer's certificate of the Company's Chief Executive
            Officer or Chief Financial Officer, in form reasonably acceptable to
            the Purchasers, certifying the continuing material accuracy of the
            Company's representations and warranties made in this Agreement and
            the Company's performance in all material respects of the covenants
            to be performed by it pursuant to this Agreement at or prior to

            (b) On or prior to the Closing Date, each Purchaser shall deliver or
      cause to be delivered to the Company the following:

                  (i) this Agreement duly executed by such Purchaser; and

                  (ii) such Purchaser's Subscription Amount by wire transfer to
            the account as specified in writing by the Company.

      2.3 Closing Conditions.

            (a) The obligations of the Company hereunder in connection with the
      Closing are subject to the following conditions being met:

                  (i) the accuracy in all material respects when made and on the
            Closing Date of the representations and warranties of the Purchasers
            contained herein;

                  (ii) all obligations, covenants and agreements of the
            Purchasers required to be performed at or prior to the Closing Date
            shall have been performed in all material respects; and

                  (iii) the delivery by the Purchasers of the items set forth in
            Section 2.2(b) of this Agreement.

            (b) The respective obligations of the Purchasers hereunder in
      connection with the Closing are subject to the following conditions being

                  (i) the accuracy in all material respects on the Closing Date
            of the representations and warranties of the Company contained

                  (ii) all obligations, covenants and agreements of the Company
            required to be performed at or prior to the Closing Date shall have
            been performed in all material respects;

                  (iii) the delivery by the Company of the items set forth in
            Section 2.2(a) of this Agreement;


                  (iv) there shall have been no Material Adverse Effect with
            respect to the Company since the date hereof; and

                  (v) from the date hereof to the Closing Date, trading in the
            Common Stock shall not have been suspended by the Commission or the
            Company's principal Trading Market (except for any suspension of
            trading of limited duration agreed to by the Company, which
            suspension shall be terminated prior to the Closing), and, at any
            time prior to the Closing Date, trading in securities generally as
            reported by Bloomberg Financial Markets shall not have been
            suspended or limited, or minimum prices shall not have been
            established on securities whose trades are reported by such service,
            or on any Trading Market, nor shall a banking moratorium have been
            declared either by the United States or New York State authorities
            nor shall there have occurred any material outbreak or escalation of
            hostilities or other national or international calamity of such
            magnitude in its effect on, or any material adverse change in, any
            financial market which, in each case, in the reasonable judgment of
            each Purchaser, makes it impracticable or inadvisable to purchase
            the Shares at the Closing.

                                  ARTICLE III.

      3.1 Representations and Warranties of the Company. Except as set forth in
the SEC Reports, which SEC Reports shall be deemed a part hereof, the Company
hereby makes the representations and warranties set forth below to each

            (a) Subsidiaries. All of the direct and indirect subsidiaries of the
      Company are set forth on Exhibit 23.1 to the Company's SEC Reports. The
      Company owns, directly or indirectly, all of the capital stock or other
      equity interests of each Subsidiary free and clear of any Liens, and all
      the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of each Subsidiary are
      validly issued and are fully paid, non-assessable and free of preemptive
      and similar rights to subscribe for or purchase securities. If the Company
      has no subsidiaries, then references in the Transaction Documents to the
      Subsidiaries will be disregarded.

            (b) Organization and Qualification. The Company and each of the
      Subsidiaries is an entity duly incorporated or otherwise organized,
      validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction
      of its incorporation or organization (as applicable), with the requisite
      power and authority to own and use its properties and assets and to carry
      on its business as currently conducted. Neither the Company nor any
      Subsidiary is in violation or default of any of the provisions of its
      respective certificate or articles of incorporation, bylaws or other
      organizational or charter documents. Each of the Company and the
      Subsidiaries is duly qualified to conduct business and is in good standing
      as a foreign corporation or other entity in each jurisdiction in which the
      nature of the business conducted or property owned by it makes such
      qualification necessary, except where the failure to be so qualified or in
      good standing, as the case may be, could not have or reasonably be
      expected to result in (i) a material adverse effect on the legality,
      validity or enforceability of any Transaction Document, (ii) a material


      effect on the results of operations, assets, business, or financial
      condition of the Company and the Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, or (iii)
      a material adverse effect on the Company's ability to perform in any
      material respect on a timely basis its obligations under any Transaction
      Document (any of (i), (ii) or (iii), a "Material Adverse Effect") and no
      Proceeding has been instituted in any such jurisdiction revoking, limiting
      or curtailing or seeking to revoke, limit or curtail such power and
      authority or qualification.

            (c) Authorization; Enforcement. The Company has the requisite
      corporate power and authority to enter into and to consummate the
      transactions contemplated by each of the Transaction Documents and
      otherwise to carry out its obligations hereunder and thereunder. The
      execution and delivery of each of the Transaction Documents by the Company
      and the consummation by it of the transactions contemplated thereby have
      been duly authorized by all necessary action on the part of the Company
      and no further action is required by the Company, its board of directors
      or its stockholders in connection therewith other than in connection with
      the Required Approvals. Each Transaction Document has been (or upon
      delivery will have been) duly executed by the Company and, when delivered
      in accordance with the terms hereof and thereof, will constitute the valid

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