Mesulfen
Title: Mesulfen
CAS Registry Number: 135-58-0
CAS Name: 2,7-Dimethylthianthrene
Additional Names: 2,6-dimethylthianthrene; 2,6-dimethyldiphenylene disulfide; mesulphen
Trademarks: Mitigal; Odylen (Winthrop); Sudermo; Peligal; Neosulfine
Molecular Formula: C14H12S2
Molecular Weight: 244.38
Percent Composition: C 68.81%, H 4.95%, S 26.24%
Literature References: Prepn: Cohen, Skirrow, J. Chem. Soc. 75, 890 (1899); Barber, Smiles, ibid. 1928, 1149; Rumpf, Bull. Soc. Chim. Fr. 7, 632 (1940).
Properties: Needles from acetic acid, ethyl acetate, or alcohol, mp 123°. bp3 184°; bp14 228-231°. Freely sol in acetone, chloroform, ether, petr ether; moderately sol in abs alcohol, ethyl acetate; practically insol in water.
Melting point: mp 123°
Boiling point: bp3 184°; bp14 228-231°
Therap-Cat: Scabicide, antipruritic.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Scabicide, antipruritic.
Keywords: Antipruritic; Ectoparasiticide.

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