Methyprylon
Title: Methyprylon
CAS Registry Number: 125-64-4
CAS Name: 3,3-Diethyl-5-methyl-2,4-piperidinedione
Additional Names: 2,4-dioxo-3,3-diethyl-5-methylpiperidine; 3,3-diethyl-2,4-dioxo-5-methylpiperidine
Trademarks: Noctan; Dimerin; Noludar (Roche)
Molecular Formula: C10H17NO2
Molecular Weight: 183.25
Percent Composition: C 65.54%, H 9.35%, N 7.64%, O 17.46%
Literature References: Prepn: Frick, Lutz, US 2680116 (1954 to Hoffmann-La Roche). cf. DE 930206 (1953). Comprehensive description: B. C. Rudy, B. Z. Senkowski, Anal. Profiles Drug Subs. 2, 363-382 (1973).
Properties: Crystals. Bitter taste. mp 74-77°. uv max (alcohol): 295 nm (A1%1cm 2.0). Sol in water, alcohol, benzene, chloroform.
Melting point: mp 74-77°
Absorption maximum: uv max (alcohol): 295 nm (A1%1cm 2.0)
CAUTION: This is a controlled substance (depressant): 21 CFR, 1308.13.
Therap-Cat: Sedative, hypnotic.
Keywords: Sedative/Hypnotic; Piperidinediones.

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