Chemical Component Summary

NameDECAMETHONIUM ION
Identifierstrimethyl-(10-trimethylazaniumyldecyl)azanium
FormulaC16 H38 N2
Molecular Weight258.49
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESC[N+](C)(C)CCCCCCCCCC[N+](C)(C)C
InChIInChI=1S/C16H38N2/c1-17(2,3)15-13-11-9-7-8-10-12-14-16-18(4,5)6/h7-16H2,1-6H3/q+2
InChIKeyMTCUAOILFDZKCO-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge2
Atom Count56
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count55
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB01245 
NameDecamethonium
Groupsapproved
DescriptionDecamethonium is used in anesthesia to cause paralysis. It is a short acting depolarizing muscle relaxant. It is similar to acetylcholine and acts as a partial agonist of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor.
Synonyms
  • Decamethonum
  • Decamethonium cation
  • Decamethylenebis(trimethylammonium)
  • Decamethonium
  • N,N,N,N',N',N'-hexamethyl-1,10-decanediaminium
IndicationFor use as a skeletal muscle relaxant
Categories
  • Amines
  • Ammonium Compounds
  • Bis-Trimethylammonium Compounds
  • Central Nervous System Depressants
  • Cholinesterase Inhibitors
CAS number156-74-1

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-2MGPSCPVFLSFTKLSLWWLLLTPAGGEEAKRPPPRAPGDPLSSPSPTALP...unknownpartial agonist
AcetylcholinesteraseMRPPQCLLHTPSLASPLLLLLLWLLGGGVGAEGREDAELLVTVRGGRLRG...unknowninhibitor
Neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-4MELGGPGAPRLLPPLLLLLGTGLLRASSHVETRAHAEERLLKKLFSGYNK...unknown
Neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit beta-2MARRCGPVALLLGFGLLRLCSGVWGTDTEERLVEHLLDPSRYNKLIRPAT...unknown
CholinesteraseMHSKVTIICIRFLFWFLLLCMLIGKSHTEDDIIIATKNGKVRGMNLTVFG...unknowninhibitor
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