Clinical data
ATC code none
Synonyms Thiobutabarbital, Inactin, Brevinarcon, 5-sec-Butyl-5-ethyl-2-thiobarbituric acid
CAS Number 2095-57-0 N
PubChem (CID) 3032373
ChemSpider 2297366 YesY
UNII 2N0251U7JH YesY
ECHA InfoCard 100.016.600
Chemical and physical data
Formula C10H16N2O2S
Molar mass 228.312 g/mol
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image
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Thiobutabarbital (Inactin, Brevinarcon) is a short-acting barbiturate derivative invented in the 1950s. It has sedative, anticonvulsant and hypnotic effects, and is still used in veterinary medicine for induction in surgical anaesthesia [1]


  1. Rieg T, Richter K, Osswald H, Vallon V. Kidney function in mice: thiobutabarbital versus alpha-chloralose anesthesia. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Archives of Pharmacology. 2004 Oct;370(4):320-3.

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