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Title: Lysergamide
CAS Registry Number: 478-94-4
CAS Name: 9,10-Didehydro-6-methylergoline-8b-carboxamide
Additional Names: lysergic acid amide; ergine
Molecular Formula: C16H17N3O
Molecular Weight: 267.33
Percent Composition: C 71.89%, H 6.41%, N 15.72%, O 5.98%
Literature References: Isoln from Rivea corymbosa (L.) and from Ipomoea tricolor Cav., Convolvulaceae: Hofmann, Tscherter, Experientia 16, 414 (1964). Prepn from lysergic acid hydrazide: Ainsworth, US 2756235 (1956 to Lilly); from lysergic acid and phosgene-dimethylformamide complex: Patelli, Bernardi, US 3141887 (1964 to Farmitalia). Microbiological production: Rutschmann, Kobel, US 3219545 (1965 to Sandoz).
Properties: Prisms from methanol, dec 242°. [a]205461 +15° (c = 0.5 in pyridine).
Optical Rotation: [a]205461 +15° (c = 0.5 in pyridine)
Derivative Type: Methanesulfonate
Molecular Formula: C16H17N3O.CH3SO3H
Molecular Weight: 363.43
Percent Composition: C 56.18%, H 5.82%, N 11.56%, O 17.61%, S 8.82%
Properties: Prisms from methanol + acetone, dec 232°.
NOTE: This is a controlled substance (depressant): 21 CFR, 1308.13.

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