Morantel

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Morantel
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Names
Preferred IUPAC name
1-Methyl-2-[(E)-2-(3-methylthiophen-2-yl)ethen-1-yl]-1,4,5,6-tetrahydropyrimidine
Other names
Morantel tartrate; Paratect
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.039.885 Edit this at Wikidata
UNII
  • CC1=C(SC=C1)C=CC2=NCCCN2C
Properties
C12H16N2S
Molar mass 220.33 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Morantel is an anthelmintic drug used for the removal of parasitic worms in livestock. It affects the nervous system of worms given the drug is an inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase.[1] It is derived in part from 3-methylthiophene. Morantel is closely related to pyrantel.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MORANTEL: SAFETY SUMMARY for VETERINARY use in Cattle, Sheep, Goats, and Horses. Poisoning, intoxication, overdose, antidote". PARASITIPEDIA.net. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  2. ^ Swanston, Jonathan (2006). "Thiophene". Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. doi:10.1002/14356007.a26_793.pub2. ISBN 3527306730..