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Systematic (IUPAC) name
5-sec-butyl-5-ethyl-2-thioxodihydropyrimidine-4,6(1 H,5H)-dione
CAS number 2095-57-0
ATC code none
PubChem 3032373
Chemical data
Formula C 10H16N2O2S 
Mol. mass 228.312 g/mol
Synonyms Thiobutabarbital, Inactin, Brevinarcon, 5-sec-Butyl-5-ethyl-2-thiobarbituric acid
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Thiobutabarbital (Inactin, Brevinarcon) is a short-acting barbiturate derivative invented in the 1950s. It has sedative, anticonvulsant and hypnotic effects, and is still used in veterinary medicine for induction in surgical anaesthesia [1]


  1. ^ Rieg T, Richter K, Osswald H, Vallon V. Kidney function in mice: thiobutabarbital versus alpha-chloralose anesthesia. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Archives of Pharmacology. 2004 Oct;370(4):320-3.


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