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Title: Chlorhexadol
CAS Registry Number: 3563-58-4
CAS Name: 2-Methyl-4-(2,2,2-trichloro-1-hydroxyethoxy)-2-pentanol
Additional Names: 2-methyl-2-hydroxy-4-(2,2,2-trichloro-1-hydroxyethoxy)pentane; 2-hydroxy-2-methyl-4-(2,2,2-trichloro-1-hydroxyethoxy)pentane
Trademarks: Chloralodol; Lora (formerly) (Wallace Labs.); Mecoral; Medodorm (Medo)
Molecular Formula: C8H15Cl3O3
Molecular Weight: 265.56
Percent Composition: C 36.18%, H 5.69%, Cl 40.05%, O 18.07%
Literature References: Prepd from chloral and 2-methyl-2,4-pentanediol: Christensen, US 2931838 (1960 to Danske Medicinal).
Properties: Crystals, slightly bitter taste, mp 102-104°. Readily sol in alcohol, chloroform; moderately sol in ether; slightly sol in CCl4. Hydrolyzes in aq soln.
Melting point: mp 102-104°
NOTE: This is a controlled substance (depressant): 21 CFR, 1308.13.
Therap-Cat: Hypnotic.
Keywords: Sedative/Hypnotic; Alcohols.
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.

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