Mercamphamide
Title: Mercamphamide
CAS Registry Number: 127-50-4
CAS Name: 3-[[3-(Hydroxymercuri)-2-methoxypropyl]carbamoyl]-1,2,2-trimethylcyclopentanecarboxylic acid
Additional Names: N-[3-(hydroxymercuri)-2-methoxypropyl]camphoramic acid; N-(g-hydroxymercuri-b-methoxy)propylcamphoramic acid
Molecular Formula: C14H25HgNO5
Molecular Weight: 487.94
Percent Composition: C 34.46%, H 5.16%, Hg 41.11%, N 2.87%, O 16.39%
Literature References: Prepn: Molnar, US 2117901 (1938); Werner, Scholz, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 76, 2453 (1954).
 
Derivative Type: Sodium salt
CAS Registry Number: 124-82-3
Molecular Formula: C14H24HgNNaO5
Molecular Weight: 509.92
Percent Composition: C 32.98%, H 4.74%, Hg 39.34%, N 2.75%, Na 4.51%, O 15.69%
Properties: Prepd as a mixture of 20% of the free acid plus 80% of the sodium salt. Mixture contains about 40% Hg and is described as a white, bitter powder; very slightly sol in water or ether; sol in alcohol and dil solns of sodium hydroxide. An aq suspension is practically neutral. pH about 8.
 
Derivative Type: Mixture of sodium salt with theophylline
CAS Registry Number: 8012-34-8
Additional Names: Mercurophyllin
Trademarks: Novurit (Chinoin)
 
Therap-Cat: Diuretic.
Keywords: Diuretic; Organomercurials.
 
 
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.

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