Title: Carisoprodol
CAS Registry Number: 78-44-4
CAS Name: (1-Methylethyl)carbamic acid 2-[[(aminocarbonyl)oxy]methyl]-2-methylpentyl ester
Additional Names: N-isopropyl-2-methyl-2-propyl-1,3-propanediol dicarbamate; isopropyl meprobamate; isobamate; carisoprodate
Trademarks: Carisoma (Pharmax); Flexartal (Sanofi Winthrop); Rela (Schering); Sanoma (Heilit); Soma (Wallace Labs.); Somadril (Dumex); Somalgit (Inibsa)
Molecular Formula: C12H24N2O4
Molecular Weight: 260.33
Percent Composition: C 55.36%, H 9.29%, N 10.76%, O 24.58%
Literature References: Prepn: Berger, Ludwig, US 2937119 (1960 to Carter Prod.). Pharmacology: Berger et al., J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 127, 66 (1959).
Properties: Crystals, mp 92-93°. Slightly bitter taste. Very sparingly sol in water: 30 mg/100 ml at 25°; 140 mg/100 ml at 50°. Sol in many common organic solvents. Practically insol in vegetable oils. Stable in dil acids and alkalies. LD50 in mice, rats (mg/kg): 2340, 1320 orally; 980, 450 i.p. (Berger).
Melting point: mp 92-93°
Toxicity data: LD50 in mice, rats (mg/kg): 2340, 1320 orally; 980, 450 i.p. (Berger)
Therap-Cat: Muscle relaxant (skeletal).
Keywords: Muscle Relaxant (Skeletal).

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