Ammonium Valerate
Title: Ammonium Valerate
CAS Registry Number: 42739-38-8
CAS Name: Pentanoic acid ammonium salt
Additional Names: valeric acid ammonium salt; ammonium valerianate
Molecular Formula: C5H13NO2
Molecular Weight: 119.16
Percent Composition: C 50.40%, H 11.00%, N 11.75%, O 26.85%
Line Formula: CH3(CH2)3COONH4
Literature References: Prepn: Hagers Handb. Pharm. Praxis Vol. II (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1969) p 1060; Zuffanti, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 63, 3123 (1941).
Properties: Very hygroscopic crystals, mp 108°. Very readily sol in water, alc; sol in ether. Keep tightly closed.
Melting point: mp 108°
Therap-Cat: Formerly as sedative.
Keywords: Sedative/Hypnotic.
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.

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