Pentaerythritol Chloral
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Title: Pentaerythritol Chloral
CAS Registry Number: 78-12-6
CAS Name: 1,1¢-[2,2-Bis[(2,2,2-trichloro-1-hydroxyethoxy)methyl]-1,3-propanediylbis(oxy)]bis[2,2,2-trichloroethanol]
Trademarks: Petrichloral; Periclor (Ives)
Molecular Formula: C13H16Cl12O8
Molecular Weight: 725.70
Percent Composition: C 21.52%, H 2.22%, Cl 58.62%, O 17.64%
Literature References: Prepn: Bruce, US 2784237 (1957 to Am. Home Prod.).
Properties: Yellow glass (easily powdered), mp 52-54°. Less odor and aftertaste than choral hydrate. Sol in water. Sol to the extent of 30 or more g/100 ml in ethyl acetate, formamide, ethanol, chloroform, benzene; to the extent of 5 g/100 ml in tetrachloroethylene and isopropanol.
Melting point: mp 52-54°
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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