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C8H10N2O3S 214.24

Acetamide, N-[(4-aminophenyl)sulfonyl]-.
N-Sulfanilylacetamide [144-80-9].
» Sulfacetamide contains not less than 99.0 percent and not more than 100.5 percent of C8H10N2O3S, calculated on the dried basis.
Packaging and storage— Preserve in well-closed, light-resistant containers.
Clarity and color of solution— Dissolve about 200 mg in 5 mL of 1 N sodium hydroxide: a yellow to faintly yellow solution having not more than a trace of turbidity is produced.
B: Place about 500 mg in a test tube, heat gently until it boils, and cool: an oily liquid, which has the characteristic odor of acetamide, condenses on the walls of the test tube (distinction from the sublimates of sulfadiazine, sulfamerazine, sulfamethazine, and sulfapyrazine, which are solids at room temperature).
Melting range, Class I 741: between 181 and 184.
Reaction— A solution (1 in 150) is acid to litmus.
Loss on drying 731 Dry it at 105 for 2 hours: it loses not more than 0.5% of its weight.
Residue on ignition 281: not more than 0.1%.
Sulfate 221 Digest 1 g with 50 mL of water at about 70 for 5 minutes. Cool immediately to room temperature, and filter. A 25-mL portion of the filtrate so obtained shows no more sulfate than corresponds to 0.2 mL of 0.02 N sulfuric acid (0.04%).
Selenium 291: 0.003%, a 200-mg test specimen being used.
Assay— Proceed with Sulfacetamide as directed under Nitrite Titration 451. Each mL of 0.1 M sodium nitrite is equivalent to 21.42 mg of C8H10N2O3S.
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