It is employed as an antiepileptic drug. It is hydrolyzed quickly to VPA in vivo, but has intrinsic anticonvulsant activity. Also a reactant used in the synthesis of mutual prodrugs containing bio-cleavable and drug releasable disulfide linkers.
Soluble in chloroform, dimethyl sulfoxide and methanol. Insoluble in water.
Store in cool. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Store away from oxidizing agent.
|123° to 127°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Harmful if swallowed.
GHS P Statement
Wash thoroughly after handling.
Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : YV5965500