Sulfonmethane
Title: Sulfonmethane
CAS Registry Number: 115-24-2
CAS Name: 2,2-Bis(ethylsulfonyl)propane
Additional Names: diethylsulfondimethylmethane; propane-diethyl sulfone; sulfonal
Molecular Formula: C7H16O4S2
Molecular Weight: 228.33
Percent Composition: C 36.82%, H 7.06%, O 28.03%, S 28.09%
Literature References: Prepd by condensing ethyl mercaptan with acetone, then oxidizing with KMnO4: Fromm, Ann. 253, 140 (1889); cf. Baumann, Ber. 18, 883 (1885); Arch. Pharm. 226, 511 (1888); Bayer, Pharm. Z. 34, 98 (1889); DE 46333; Moragas, Uthoff, Chim. Ind. (Paris) 17, 284 (1927); Ramberg, Samén, C.A. 28, 6103 (1934); Suter, Organic Chemistry of Sulfur (New York, 1944) pp 735, 742. Soly data: Falck, J. Pharm. Chim. [7] 21, 279 (1920).
Properties: Crystals, almost tasteless, mp 124-126°. bp 300°. One gram dissolves in 365 ml water, 16 ml boiling water, 60 ml alcohol, 3 ml boiling alcohol, 64 ml ether, 11 ml chloroform. Soluble in benzene. Insol in glycerol.
Melting point: mp 124-126°
Boiling point: bp 300°
NOTE: This is a controlled substance (depressant): 21 CFR, 1308.13.
Therap-Cat: Hypnotic.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Has been used as a hypnotic.
Keywords: Sedative/Hypnotic.

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