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MedKoo CAT#: 596200

CAS#: 2430-49-1

Description: Vinylbital, also known as butylvinal, is a sedative hypnotic drug which is a barbiturate derivative. It was developed by Aktieboleget Pharmacia in the 1950s. Vinylbital is discontinued.

Price and Availability




Vinylbital is discontinued. (DEA controlled substance)

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 596200
Name: Vinylbital
CAS#: 2430-49-1
Chemical Formula: C11H16N2O3
Exact Mass: 224.1161
Molecular Weight: 224.26
Elemental Analysis: C, 58.91; H, 7.19; N, 12.49; O, 21.40

Synonym: Vinylbital; JD-96; Bykonox; butylvinal; Speda; Vinylbitone;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 5-(pentan-2-yl)-5-vinylpyrimidine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C11H16N2O3/c1-4-6-7(3)11(5-2)8(14)12-10(16)13-9(11)15/h5,7H,2,4,6H2,1,3H3,(H2,12,13,14,15,16)


Technical Data

Solid powder

>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).

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).

Harmonized System Code:


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