Title: Chloral Formamide
CAS Registry Number: 515-82-2
CAS Name: N-(2,2,2-Trichloro-1-hydroxyethyl)formamide
Additional Names: chloralamide; chloramide
Molecular Formula: C3H4Cl3NO2
Molecular Weight: 192.43
Percent Composition: C 18.72%, H 2.10%, Cl 55.27%, N 7.28%, O 16.63%
Line Formula: HCONHCH(OH)CCl3
Literature References: Prepn or manuf from chloral and formamide: Bennett, Campbell, Q. J. Pharm. Pharmacol. 8, 398 (1955); and herbicidal activity: Reuter, Sehring, DE 1168161 (1964 to Boehringer, Ing.), C.A. 62, 1024g (1965).
Properties: Crystals from water of 30% alc, mp 124-126°, also reported as 115-116° (Bennett, Campbell). Soluble in water; readily sol in alcohol, ether, glycerol, acetone, ethyl acetate. Dec by hot solvents.
Melting point: mp 124-126°, also reported as 115-116° (Bennett, Campbell)
Therap-Cat: Sedative, hypnotic.
Keywords: Sedative/Hypnotic; Chloral Derivatives.