Erythrityl Tetranitrate
Title: Erythrityl Tetranitrate
CAS Registry Number: 7297-25-8
CAS Name: (2R,3S)-rel-1,2,3,4-Butanetetroltetranitrate
Additional Names: erythritol tetranitrate; erythrol tetranitrate; tetranitrol; tetranitrin; nitroerythrite
Trademarks: Cardilate (Burroughs Wellcome); Cardiloid
Molecular Formula: C4H6N4O12
Molecular Weight: 302.11
Percent Composition: C 15.90%, H 2.00%, N 18.55%, O 63.55%
Literature References: Made by nitration of erythritol.
Properties: Leaflets from alcohol, mp 61°. Sol in alcohol, ether, glycerol. Insol in water. Reduces Fehling's soln. Explodes on percussion. Its use in pharmaceutical preparations is only in admixture with carbohydrate substances such as lactose. Sold in tablet form only. Such tablets are nonexplosive.
Melting point: mp 61°
Therap-Cat: Vasodilator (coronary).
Therap-Cat-Vet: Vasodilator.
Keywords: Vasodilator (Coronary).

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