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≥98% (TLC), powder

(±)-4-[2-Hydroxy-3-[(1-methylethyl)amino]propoxy]benzeneacetamide, 4-[2′-Hydroxy-3′-(isopropylamino)propoxy]phenylacetamide
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≥98% (TLC)




white to off-white


H2O: 0.3 mg/mL
DMSO: 18 mg/mL
ethanol: 3.4 mg/mL



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Gene Information

human ... ADRB1(153)
rat ... Adrb1(24925)

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Atenolol is a β-adrenergic blocker and used in the management of hypertension. Atenolol has antianginal and antiarrhythmic properties.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Selective β1-adrenoceptor antagonist; antihypertensive; antianginal; antiarrhythmic.

Features and Benefits

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Other Notes

Shelf-life of the solid is at least three years.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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Certificate of Origin

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