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Theophylline

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CAS Registry Number: 58-55-9 Open image in new window

Taxonomy: Physicochemical and Pharmacological Properties of Alkaloids – Miscellaneous Alkaloids

Biological sources: Thea sinensis

C7H8N4O2: 180.0647

Mp: 268–270°C (H2O) [1]

UV: 272(4.02) [2]

IR: [3]

MSm/z: 180, 123, 95 [4, 5]

HPLC: [6]

Pharm./Biol.: Sodium-salicylate (diuritium) is indicated in the treatment of hypertension [7]. It dilates bronchial musculature, stimulates central nervous system, and decreases aggregation of thrombocytes. It is used as broncholytic and diuretic agent. It is manufactured in the form of powder and suppositoria. It is a part of combined tablets “Euphyllinum,” “Theophedrinum,” “Antasman” [8]

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