Chloral Betaine
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Title: Chloral Betaine
CAS Registry Number: 2218-68-0
CAS Name: 1-Carboxy-N,N,N-trimethylmethanaminium inner salt compd with 2,2,2-trichloro-1,1-ethanediol (1:1)
Trademarks: Beta-Chlor (Mead Johnson); Somilan (BDH)
Molecular Formula: C7H14Cl3NO4
Molecular Weight: 282.55
Percent Composition: C 29.76%, H 4.99%, Cl 37.64%, N 4.96%, O 22.65%
Literature References: Prepd by warming betaine hydrate and chloral hydrate: Petrow et al., GB 874246 (1959 to British Drug Houses).
Properties: Prisms from water, mp 122.5-124.5°.
Melting point: mp 122.5-124.5°
NOTE: This is a controlled substance (depressant): 21 CFR, 1308.14.
Therap-Cat: Sedative, hypnotic.
Keywords: Sedative/Hypnotic; Chloral Derivatives.
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.

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