Chemical Properties

General features

Fluoxetine hydrochloride is a white to off white crystalline solid which has a melting point of 158.4-158.9oC. It has a maximum solubility in water of 14mg/ml.

Solubility in common solvents

Freely soluble in methanol and ethanol
Soluble in acetonitrile, chloroform and acetone
Practically insoluble in toluene, cyclohexane and hexane

Optical Rotary Power-(R-Fluoxetine)data
Type [alpha]
Concentration 1g/100ml
Solvent CHCl3
Optical rotary power 2 degrees
Wavelength 589nm
Temperature 22oC

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