Pentamethonium Bromide
Title: Pentamethonium Bromide
CAS Registry Number: 541-20-8
CAS Name: N,N,N,N¢,N¢,N¢-Hexamethyl-1,5-pentanediaminium bromide
Additional Names: pentamethylenebis[trimethylammonium bromide]; a,w-bis(trimethylammonium)pentane dibromide; 1,5-dibromohexamethylpentaneammonium
Manufacturers' Codes: C-5
Trademarks: Penthonium; Lytensium
Molecular Formula: C11H28Br2N2
Molecular Weight: 348.16
Percent Composition: C 37.95%, H 8.11%, Br 45.90%, N 8.05%
Literature References: Ganglion blocking agent.
Properties: Hygroscopic crystals, slight fishy odor, slightly bitter, saline taste. Aq solns are stable, almost neutral; can be sterilized by autoclaving. The compd is almost completely ionized in aq solns. It contains 54.10% of pentamethonium ion.
Therap-Cat: Antihypertensive.
Keywords: Antihypertensive; Quaternary Ammonium Compounds.
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.

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