U 54494A

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MedKoo CAT#: 462818

CAS#: 92953-41-8 (free base)

Description: U 54494A is an anticonvulsant biochemical.

Chemical Structure

U 54494A
CAS# 92953-41-8 (free base)

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 462818
Name: U 54494A
CAS#: 92953-41-8 (free base)
Chemical Formula: C18H24Cl2N2O
Exact Mass: 354.13
Molecular Weight: 355.303
Elemental Analysis: C, 60.85; H, 6.81; Cl, 19.95; N, 7.88; O, 4.50

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Related CAS #: 92953-41-8 (free base); 112465-94-8 (hydrochloride)  

Synonym: U-54494; U 54494; U-54494A;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 3,4-dichloro-N-methyl-N-((1R,2R)-2-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)cyclohexyl)benzamide


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C18H24Cl2N2O/c1-21(18(23)13-8-9-14(19)15(20)12-13)16-6-2-3-7-17(16)22-10-4-5-11-22/h8-9,12,16-17H,2-7,10-11H2,1H3/t16-,17-/m1/s1

SMILES Code: CN(C(c1cc(Cl)c(Cl)cc1)=O)[C@@H]2CCCC[C@H]2N3CCCC3

Appearance: Solid powder

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: >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).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
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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