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MedKoo CAT#: 314222

CAS#: 150812-12-7 (free base)

Description: Ezogabine, also known as Retigabine, is an anticonvulsant used as an adjunctive treatment for partial epilepsies in treatment-experienced adult patients. The drug was developed by Valeant Pharmaceuticals and GlaxoSmithKline. Ezogabine works primarily as a potassium channel opener—that is, by activating a certain family of voltage-gated potassium channels in the brain. This mechanism of action is unique among antiepileptic drugs, and may hold promise for the treatment of other neurologic conditions, including migraine, tinnitus and neuropathic pain. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retigabine). Ezogabine is discontinued (DEA controlled substance).

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Ezogabine is discontinued (DEA controlled substance).

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 314222
Name: Ezogabine
CAS#: 150812-12-7 (free base)
Chemical Formula: C16H18FN3O2
Exact Mass: 303.13831
Molecular Weight: 303.33
Elemental Analysis: C, 63.35; H, 5.98; F, 6.26; N, 13.85; O, 10.55

Related CAS #: 150812-12-7 (free base)   150812-13-8 (2HCl)    

Synonym: D23129; D-23129; D 23129; GKE 841; GKE-841; GKE841; GW 582892X; WAY 143841; WAY-143841; WAY143841; Ezogabine; Retigabine; Trobalt; Potiga.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: ethyl N-[2-amino-4-[(4-fluorophenyl)methylamino]phenyl]carbamate


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C16H18FN3O2/c1-3-22-16(21)19-15-9-8-13(10-14(15)18)20(2)12-6-4-11(17)5-7-12/h4-10H,3,18H2,1-2H3,(H,19,21)


Technical Data

Solid powder

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

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Safety Data Sheet (SDS):

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).

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Additional Information

Related CAS#
CAS#150812-12-7 (free base);
CAS#150812-13-8 (2HCl).


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