Isovaleramide

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Isovaleramide
Other names 3-Methylbutyramide
Isopentanamide
Isovaleric acid amide
Isovaleric amide
beta-Methylbutyramide
Properties
C5H11NO
Molar mass 101.15
Melting point
Boiling point
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Isovaleramide is an amide found in Valerian root. In humans, it acts as a mild anxiolytic at lower doses and as a mild sedative at higher dosages. Isovaleramide has been shown to be non-cytotoxic and does not act as a CNS stimulant. It inhibits the liver alcohol dehydrogenases and has a reported LD50 of greater than 400 mg/kg when administered intraperitoneally in mice.[1]

References

  1. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 10: 453. 1975. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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