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Topic: Why is the SSRI "citalopram hydrobromide" not called "citalopram hydrofluoride"?  (Read 1890 times)

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Offline shard

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The formula for the drug is C20H21FN2O.

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The fluorine is attached to an aromatic ring.
The hydrobromide means it is a salt, formed between the tertiary amine and hydrobromic acid, HBr.
This has several effects, some are; it helps to obtain a crystalline compound, it helps the aqueous solubility of the drug and it helps stabilise the molecule.
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