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Butamben
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Clinical data
Other namesn-butyl p-aminobenzoate
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Routes of
administration
Topical
ATC code
  • none
Identifiers
  • Butyl 4-aminobenzoate
CAS Number
PubChem CID
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UNII
KEGG
ChEBI
ChEMBL
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
ECHA InfoCard100.002.107 Edit this at Wikidata
Chemical and physical data
FormulaC11H15NO2
Molar mass193.246 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
Melting point58 °C (136 °F)
  • O=C(OCCCC)c1ccc(N)cc1
  • InChI=1S/C11H15NO2/c1-2-3-8-14-11(13)9-4-6-10(12)7-5-9/h4-7H,2-3,8,12H2,1H3 checkY
  • Key:IUWVALYLNVXWKX-UHFFFAOYSA-N checkY
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Butamben is a local anesthetic. It is the ester of 4-aminobenzoic acid and butanol.[1] A white, odourless, crystalline powder. that is mildly soluble in water (1 part in 7000) and soluble in alcohol, ether, chloroform, fixed oils, and dilute acids. It slowly hydrolyses when boiled with water. Synonyms include Butamben, Butilaminobenzoato, and Butoforme. Proprietary names includes Alvogil in Spain and Alvogyl in Switzerland. It is one of three components in the topical anesthetic Cetacaine.


References

  1. ^ drugs.com Butamben