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Structural Studies of Analgesics and Their Interactions. V.* The Crystal and Molecular Structure of Metamizol Monohydrate

Murthy, Krishna HM and Vijayan, M and Brehm , L (1979) Structural Studies of Analgesics and Their Interactions. V.* The Crystal and Molecular Structure of Metamizol Monohydrate. In: Acta Crystallographica Section B, 35 (MAR). pp. 612-615.

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Abstract

Metamizol, Na[Ct3H16N3045], C13H16N304S-Na +, a sulphonyl derivative of amidopyrine, is perhaps the most widely used non-narcotic analgetic and antiinflammatory pyrazolone derivative. The monohydrate of the compound crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P2Jc with eight molecules in a unit cell of dimensions a = 9.143 (3), b = 49.50 (2), c = 7.314 (2)/k and fl = 90.9 (1) °. The structure was solved by direct methods and refined to an R value of 0.080 for 4466 observed reflections. The two crystallographically independent molecules in the structure have similar dimensions. The elongated molecules are hydrophobic at one end and hydrophilic at the other with the middle portion partly hydrophobic and partly hydrophilic. The pyrazolone group in the structure has dimensions similar to those found in uncomplexed antipyrine and amidopyrine. The crystal structure can be described as consisting of double layers of metamizol molecules stacked perpendicular to the b axis. The adjacent double layers are separated by a layer of Naions and water molecules.

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Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2010 12:03
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2010 12:04
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/33952

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