Ergotamine Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Ergotamine Properties


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Ergotamine is an ergopeptine and part of the ergot family of alkaloids; it is structurally and biochemically closely related to ergoline. It possesses structural similarity to several neurotransmitters, and has biological activity as a vasoconstrictor. It is used medicinally for treatment of acute migraine attacks (sometimes in combination with caffeine), and to induce childbirth and prevent post-partum haemorrhage.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point 914.5 °C at 760 mmHg
CAS Number 113-15-5
Density 1.47 g/cm3
Molar Mass 581.66 g/mol
Molecular Formula C33H35N5O5
Synonyms Ergotamine(8CI); 8H-Oxazolo[3,2-a]pyrrolo[2,1-c]pyrazine, ergotaman-3',6',18-trionederiv.; Indolo[4,3-fg]quinoline, ergotaman-3',6',18-trione deriv.; Ergotamin;NSC 95090