Metyrapone
Title: Metyrapone
CAS Registry Number: 54-36-4
CAS Name: 2-Methyl-1,2-di-3-pyridyl-1-propanone
Additional Names: 2-methyl-1,2-bis(3-pyridyl)-1-propanone; methopyrapone; mepyrapone; metopyrone; methbipyranone
Manufacturers' Codes: Su-4885
Trademarks: Metopiron(e) (Novartis)
Molecular Formula: C14H14N2O
Molecular Weight: 226.27
Percent Composition: C 74.31%, H 6.24%, N 12.38%, O 7.07%
Literature References: Prepn: Chart et al., Experientia 14, 151 (1958); W. L. Bencze, M. J. Allen, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 81, 4015 (1959); eidem, US 2966493 (1960 to Ciba).
Properties: Crystals from ether and pentane, mp 50-51°.
Melting point: mp 50-51°
Therap-Cat: Diagnostic aid (pituitary function).
Keywords: Diagnostic Aid.

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