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Title: Octamoxin  
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Subject: Mebanazine, Metfendrazine, Safrazine, Phenoxypropazine, Benmoxin
Collection: Hydrazines, Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
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Skeletal formula of octamoxin
CAS number  YesY
ChemSpider  YesY
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C8H20N2
Molar mass 144.26 g mol−1
Density 0.831 g/mL
Boiling point 228 °C (442 °F; 501 K)
Routes of
Related compounds
Related compounds Tuaminoheptane
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)

Octamoxin (trade names Ximaol, Nimaol), also known as 2-octylhydrazine, is an irreversible and nonselective monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) of the hydrazine class that was used as an antidepressant in the 1960s but is now no longer marketed.[2][3][4][5]

See also


  1. ^ "Octamoxin - Compound Summary". USA: National Center for Biotechnology Information. 26 March 2005. Identification and Related Records. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of pharmacological agents - Google Books". 
  3. ^ "13-06781. Octamoxin [Archived]: The Merck Index". 
  4. ^ Levy J, Michel-Ber E (1966). "[Relations between the antidepressive effects of octamoxine revealed by 3 pharmacological tests and inhibition of cerebral monoamine oxidase in mice]". Thérapie (in French) 21 (4): 929–45.  
  5. ^ Gayral L, Stern H, Puyuelo R (1966). "[Indications and results of the treatment of mental depression by octamoxine (ximaol)]". Thérapie (in French) 21 (5): 1183–90.  
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