Orlistat Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Orlistat Properties


ALCOTEX 975-Product_Structure
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ALCOTEX 975-Molecule 3D Structure
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Orlistat is a drug designed to treat obesity. Its primary function is preventing the absorption of fats from the human diet, thereby reducing caloric intake. Orlistat works by inhibiting pancreatic lipase, an enzyme that breaks down triglycerides in the intestine. Without this enzyme, triglycerides from the diet are prevented from being hydrolyzed into absorbable free fatty acids and are excreted undigested.The results of a massive overdose of Xenical are unknown, although the drug seems relatively harmless.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Off-White Solid
Boiling Point 615.9°C
Brand Name Alli(Denmark);(Germany)
CAS Number 96829-58-2
Density 0.976 g/cm3
Melting Point 50°C
Molar Mass 495.735 g/mol
Molecular Formula C29H53NO5
RTECS Number OH3167600
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms Tetrahydrolipstatin
Orlipastatum [INN-Latin]
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