Citalopram
Title: Citalopram
CAS Registry Number: 59729-33-8
CAS Name: 1-[3-(Dimethylamino)propyl]-1-(4-fluorophenyl)-1,3-dihydro-5-isobenzofurancarbonitrile
Additional Names: 1-[3-(dimethylamino)propyl]-1-(4-fluorophenyl)-5-phthalancarbonitrile; nitalapram
Manufacturers' Codes: Lu-10-171
Molecular Formula: C20H21FN2O
Molecular Weight: 324.39
Percent Composition: C 74.05%, H 6.53%, F 5.86%, N 8.64%, O 4.93%
Literature References: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Prepn: K. P. Boegesoe, A. S. Toft, DE 2657013; eidem, US 4136193 (1977, 1979 both to Kefalas); A. J. Bigler et al., Eur. J. Med. Chem. - Chim. Ther. 12, 289 (1977). Prepn of enantiomers: K. P. Boegesoe, J. Perregaard, EP 347066; eidem, US 4943590, reissued as US RE 34712 (1989, 1990, 1994 all to Lundbeck). Pharmacology: A. V. Christensen et al., Eur. J. Pharmacol. 41, 153 (1977). HPLC determn in plasma and urine: E. Oyehaug et al., J. Chromatogr. 308, 199 (1984). Comparative biotransformation of enantiomers: L. L. Von Moltke et al., Drug Metab. Dispos. 29, 1102 (2001). Review of clinical pharmacokinetics: K. Brosen, C. A. Naranjo, Eur. Neuropsychopharmacol. 11, 275-283 (2001). Review of clinical experience in depression: M. B. Keller, J. Clin. Psychiatry 61, 896-908 (2000). Clinical trial of S-form in depression: W. J. Burke et al, ibid. 63, 331 (2002).
Properties: bp0.03 175-181°.
Boiling point: bp0.03 175-181°
 
Derivative Type: Hydrobromide
CAS Registry Number: 59729-32-7
Trademarks: Celexa (Forest); Cipramil (Lundbeck); Elopram (Recordati); Seropram (Lundbeck)
Molecular Formula: C20H21FN2O.HBr
Molecular Weight: 405.30
Percent Composition: C 59.27%, H 5.47%, F 4.69%, N 6.91%, O 3.95%, Br 19.71%
Properties: Crystals from isopropanol, mp 182-183°.
Melting point: mp 182-183°
 
Derivative Type: S-(+)-Form
CAS Registry Number: 128196-01-0
Additional Names: Escitalopram
Properties: [a]D +12.33° (c = 1 in methanol).
Optical Rotation: [a]D +12.33° (c = 1 in methanol)
 
Derivative Type: Escitalopram oxalate
CAS Registry Number: 219861-08-2
Manufacturers' Codes: Lu-26-054-0
Trademarks: Cipralex (Lundbeck); Gaudium (Recordati); Lexapro (Forest)
Molecular Formula: C20H21FN2O.C2H2O4
Molecular Weight: 414.43
Percent Composition: C 63.76%, H 5.59%, F 4.58%, N 6.76%, O 19.30%
Properties: Fine white to slightly yellow powder. Crystals from acetone, mp 147-148°. [a]D +12.31° (c = 1 in methanol). Freely sol in methanol, DMSO; sol in isotonic saline; sparingly sol in water, ethanol; slightly sol in ethyl acetate. Insol in heptane.
Melting point: mp 147-148°
Optical Rotation: [a]D +12.31° (c = 1 in methanol)
 
Therap-Cat: Antidepressant.
Keywords: Antidepressant; Bicyclics; Serotonin Uptake Inhibitor.

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