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MedKoo CAT#: 581435

CAS#: 123-63-7

Description: Paraldehyde is discontinued (DEA controlled substance, Schedule IV). Paraldehyde is the cyclic trimer of acetaldehyde and a derivative of 1,3,5-trioxane. Paraldehyde is a hypnotic and sedative with anticonvulsant effects.

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Paraldehyde is discontinued (DEA controlled substance, Schedule IV).

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 581435
Name: Paraldehyde
CAS#: 123-63-7
Chemical Formula: C6H12O3
Exact Mass: 132.0786
Molecular Weight: 132.159
Elemental Analysis: C, 54.53; H, 9.15; O, 36.32

Synonym: Paraldehyde; Paracetaldehyde; Paral; Paraldehyd

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 1,3,5-Trimethyl-2,4,6-trioxane


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C6H12O3/c1-4-7-5(2)9-6(3)8-4/h4-6H,1-3H3


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:
>3 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).

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