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MedKoo CAT#: 329408

CAS#: 59-66-5

Description: Acetazolamide, also known as Diamox and PIM-005, is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor that is sometimes effective against absence seizures. Acetazolamide is sometimes useful also as an adjunct in the treatment of tonic-clonic, myoclonic, and atonic seizures, particularly in women whose seizures occur or are exacerbated at specific times in the menstrual cycle. Acetazolamide's antiepileptic effect may be due to its inhibitory effect on brain carbonic anhydrase, which leads to an increased transneuronal chloride gradient, increased chloride current, and increased inhibition.

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CAS# 59-66-5

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 329408
Name: Acetazolamide
CAS#: 59-66-5
Chemical Formula: C4H6N4O3S2
Exact Mass: 221.9881
Molecular Weight: 222.237
Elemental Analysis: C, 21.62; H, 2.72; N, 25.21; O, 21.60; S, 28.85

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Synonym: Acetazolamide; Diamox; Diluran; Glaupax; Defiltran; PIM005; PIM 005; PIM-005

IUPAC/Chemical Name: N-(5-sulfamoyl-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)acetamide


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C4H6N4O3S2/c1-2(9)6-3-7-8-4(12-3)13(5,10)11/h1H3,(H2,5,10,11)(H,6,7,9)

SMILES Code: O=S(C1=NN=C(NC(C)=O)S1)(N)=O

Appearance: Light yellow to with crystalline solid.

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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