Active Ingredient History

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Ethchlorvynol is used to treat insomnia (trouble in sleeping). It developed by Pfizer in the 1950s. In the United States it was sold by Abbott Laboratories under the tradename Placidyl. Although the exact mechanism of action is unknown, ethchlorvynol appears to depress the central nervous system in a manner similar to that of barbiturates – by means of GABA-A receptors modulation. Moderate side effects are: Skin rash or hives; dizziness or faintness; unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness. It is addictive and after prolonged use can cause withdrawal symptoms including convulsions, hallucinations, and memory loss.   NCATS

  • SMILES: CCC(O)(\C=C\Cl)C#C
  • Mol. Mass: 144.599
  • ALogP: 1.51
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
More Chemistry
1-chloro-3-ethyl-1-penten-4-yn-3-ol | 1-chloro-3-ethyl-pent-1-en-4-yn-3-ol | 3-(beta-chlorovinyl)-1-pentyn-3-ol | 3-(β-chlorovinyl)-1-pentyn-3-ol | alvinol | arvynol | ethchlorvynol | ethychlorvynol | ethyl β-chlorovinyl ethynyl carbinol | placidyl | β-chlorovinyl ethyl ethynyl carbinol


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