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NIMH Code: V-903
Compound Name: 2-Ethyl-3-methylvaleramide
Alternative Name: 2-ethyl-3-methylpentanamide
Abbreviation: Valnoctamide
PubChemID: 20140
CAS: 4171-13-5
Molecular Formula: C8H17NO
Biological Activity: Structural isomer of valpromide, a valproic acid prodrug; valnoctamide is not biotransformed into its homologous acid, valnoctic acid, in vivo; used as a sedative-hypnotic.
References: Bersudsky, Y.; Applebaum, J.; Gaiduk, Y.; Sharony, L.; Mishory, A.; Podberezsky, A.; Agam, G.; Belmaker, R. H. Bipolar Disord. 2010, 12, 376-382. Roeder, M.; Spiegelstein, O.; Schurig, V.; Bialer, M.; Yagen, B. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 1999, 10, 841-853.
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Structure of V-903
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