Unprecedented sodium-oxygen clusters in the solid-state structure of trisodium hydrogentetravalproate monohydrate: A model for the physiological activity of the anticonvulsant drug Epilim®

Gjorgi Petruševski, Panče Naumov, Gligor Jovanovski, Seik Weng Ng

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Abstract

The first crystal structure determination of one of the solid forms of sodium valproate revealed that the crystal is a 3:1 solvate of sodium valproate and valproic acid. The anion symmetry-directed formation of stable sodium-oxygen clusters protected by alkyl layer which can act as lipophilic micelles may be important for understanding the strong anticonvulsant activity of the valproate ion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-84
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2008

Keywords

  • Anticonvulsants
  • Bilayers
  • Clusters
  • Epilim
  • Hydrates
  • Hygroscopicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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