Melitracen
Title: Melitracen
CAS Registry Number: 5118-29-6
CAS Name: 3-(10,10-Dimethyl-9(10H)-anthracenylidene)-N,N-dimethyl-1-propanamine
Additional Names: N,N,10,10-tetramethyl-D9(10H),g-anthracenepropylamine; 9,10-dihydro-10,10-dimethyl-9-(3-dimethylaminopropylidene)anthracene; 9-[3-(dimethylamino)propylidene]-10,10-dimethyl-9,10-dihydroanthracene; N,N-dimethyl-3-(10,10-dimethyl-9(10H)-anthrylidene)propylamine
Molecular Formula: C21H25N
Molecular Weight: 291.43
Percent Composition: C 86.55%, H 8.65%, N 4.81%
Literature References: Prepn of the hydrochloride: Holm, Acta Chem. Scand. 17, 2437 (1963); idem, GB 939856 corresp to US 3177209 (1963, 1965, both to Kefalas A/S). Crystal structure: J. Lopez de Lerma et al., Acta Crystallogr. B35, 1739 (1979). Toxicity data: P. V. Petersen et al., Acta Pharmacol. Toxicol. 24, 121 (1966).
 
Derivative Type: Hydrochloride
CAS Registry Number: 10563-70-9
Manufacturers' Codes: U-24973A
Trademarks: Melixeran (Lusofarmaco); Trausabun (Promonta); Dixeran (Lundbeck)
Molecular Formula: C21H25N.HCl
Molecular Weight: 327.89
Percent Composition: C 76.92%, H 7.99%, N 4.27%, Cl 10.81%
Properties: Crystals from acetone, mp 245-248°. LD50 i.v. in mice: 52 mg/kg (Petersen).
Melting point: mp 245-248°
Toxicity data: LD50 i.v. in mice: 52 mg/kg (Petersen)
 
Therap-Cat: Antidepressant.
Keywords: Antidepressant; Tricyclics.

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