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Balsalazide Properties


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Balsalazide is an anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. It releases mesalazine in the large intestine. Its advantage over that drug in the treatment of ulcerative colitis is believed to be the delivery of the active agent past the small intestine to the large intestine, the active site of ulcerative colitis.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Yellow to orange crystalline powder
Brand Name Colazal;Colazide
CAS Number 80573-04-2
Density 1.44 g/cm3
IUPAC Name (E)-5-([4-(2-Carboxyethylcarbamoyl)phenyl]diazenyl)-2-hydroxybenzoic Acid
InChI 1S/C17H15N3O6/c21-14-6-5-12(9-13(14)17(25)26)20-19-11-3-1-10(2-4-11)16(24)18-8-7-15(22)23/h1-6,9,21H,7-8H2,(H,18,24)(H,22,23)(H,25,26)/b20-19+
Molar Mass 357.318 g/mol
Molecular Formula C17H15N3O6
Synonyms Benzoic acid,5-[(1E)-2-[4-[[(2-carboxyethyl)amino]carbonyl]phenyl]diazenyl]-2-hydroxy-;Balsalazida;Balsalazide