Benzoctamine Hydrochloride

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MedKoo CAT#: 561020

CAS#: 10085-81-1 (HCl)

Description: Benzoctamine is a drug that possesses sedative and anxiolytic properties. Medically, benzoctamine is used as a treatment for anxious outpatients to control aggression, enuresis, fear, and minor social maladjustment in children.

Price and Availability


USD 400


Benzoctamine Hydrochloride, purity > 98%, is in stock. Current shipping out time is about 2 weeks after order is received. CoA, QC data and MSDS documents are available in one week after order is received.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 561020
Name: Benzoctamine Hydrochloride
CAS#: 10085-81-1 (HCl)
Chemical Formula: C18H20ClN
Exact Mass:
Molecular Weight: 285.82
Elemental Analysis: C, 75.64; H, 7.05; Cl, 12.40; N, 4.90

Related CAS #: 10085-81-1 (HCl)   17243-39-9 (free base)   74401-28-8 (mesylayte)    

Synonym: Benzoctamine Hydrochloride; Tacitin; Tacitine

IUPAC/Chemical Name: N-Methyl-9,10-ethanoanthracene-9(10H)-methylamine hydrochloride


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C18H19N.ClH/c1-19-12-18-11-10-13(14-6-2-4-8-16(14)18)15-7-3-5-9-17(15)18;/h2-9,13,19H,10-12H2,1H3;1H

SMILES Code: CNCC12C3=C(C=CC=C3)C(CC2)C4=CC=CC=C14.[H]Cl

Technical Data

Solid powder

>98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition:
Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition:
Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life:
>2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation:
This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage:
0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

Harmonized System Code:


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