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Butyrophenone.svg Butyrophenone3d.png
CAS number 495-40-9 YesY
PubChem 10315
ChemSpider 9893 YesY
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Molecular formula C10H12O
Molar mass 148.20 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Butyrophenone is a chemical compound; some of its derivatives (called commonly butyrophenones) are used to treat various psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, as well as acting as antiemetics.[1]

Butyrophenones are a class of pharmaceutical drugs derived from butyrophenone.

Examples include:

The atypical antipsychotic risperidone, although not a butyrophenone, was developed with the structures of benperidol and ketanserin as a basis.


  1. ^ a b c Keith Parker; Laurence Brunton; Goodman, Louis Sanford; Lazo, John S.; Gilman, Alfred (2006). Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics (11 ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0071422803. 
  2. ^ Chronicles of Drug Discovery Vol 2