Chemical Component Summary

Formula C H2 N2
Molecular Weight 42.04 g/mol
Type non-polymer
Isomeric SMILES NC#N
InChI InChI=1S/CH2N2/c2-1-3/h2H2

Chemical Details

Formal Charge 0
Atom Count 5
Chiral Atom Count 0
Chiral Atoms
Bond Count 4
Aromatic Bond Count 0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank ID DB02679   (Stereoisomeric match)
Name Cyanamide
Groups experimental
Description A cyanide compound which has been used as a fertilizer, defoliant and in many manufacturing processes. It often occurs as the calcium salt, sometimes also referred to as cyanamide. The citrated calcium salt is used in the treatment of alcoholism. [PubChem]
Brand Names
  • Acids
  • Acids, Noncarboxylic
  • Anions
  • Carbodiimides
  • Cyanides
CAS number 420-04-2

Drug Targets

Name Sequence Search Pharmacological Action Actions
Carbonic anhydrase 2 Search unknown
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID: 21059682