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Creation Date2012-09-06 15:16:52 UTC
Update Date2016-02-11 01:32:58 UTC
Secondary Accession NumbersNone
Metabolite Identification
Common NameProcaterol
DescriptionProcaterol is only found in individuals that have used or taken this drug. It is a long-acting beta-2-adrenergic receptor agonist. It is a potent bronchodilator that may be administered orally or by aerosol inhalation. [PubChem]Beta(2)-receptor stimulation in the lung causes relaxation of bronchial smooth muscle, bronchodilation, and increased bronchial airflow.
SynonymsNot Available
Chemical FormulaC16H22N2O3
Average Molecular Weight290.3575
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight290.16304258
IUPAC Name8-hydroxy-5-[(1R,2S)-1-hydroxy-2-[(propan-2-yl)amino]butyl]-1,2-dihydroquinolin-2-one
Traditional NamePro-Air
CAS Registry Number72332-33-3
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as hydroxyquinolines. These are compounds containing a quinoline moiety bearing a hydroxyl group.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganoheterocyclic compounds
ClassQuinolines and derivatives
Sub ClassHydroxyquinolines
Direct ParentHydroxyquinolines
Alternative Parents
  • 8-hydroxyquinoline
  • Hydroxyquinoline
  • Dihydroquinolone
  • Dihydroquinoline
  • Aralkylamine
  • Pyridinone
  • Benzenoid
  • Pyridine
  • Heteroaromatic compound
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Lactam
  • 1,2-aminoalcohol
  • Azacycle
  • Secondary amine
  • Secondary aliphatic amine
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Aromatic alcohol
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Amine
  • Alcohol
  • Aromatic heteropolycyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic heteropolycyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available
StatusExpected but not Quantified
  • Drug
  • Adrenergic beta-Agonists
  • Bronchodilator Agents
  • Sympathomimetics
  • Pharmaceutical
Cellular locations
  • Membrane
Physical Properties
Experimental Properties
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility3.29e-01 g/LNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.33 mg/mLALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)8.52ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)9.88ChemAxon
Physiological Charge1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count4ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count4ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area81.59 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count5ChemAxon
Refractivity84.58 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability31.69 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings2ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, PositiveNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, NegativeNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, NegativeNot Available
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, NegativeNot Available
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Membrane
Biofluid Locations
  • Blood
  • Urine
Tissue LocationNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
Normal Concentrations
BloodExpected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB01366
  • Not Applicable
UrineExpected but not QuantifiedNot ApplicableNot AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB01366
  • Not Applicable
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDDB01366
DrugBank Metabolite IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
FoodDB IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID599984
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
NuGOwiki LinkHMDB15453
Metagene LinkHMDB15453
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound688561
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID1002414
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General ReferencesNot Available


General function:
Involved in G-protein coupled receptor protein signaling pathway
Specific function:
Beta-adrenergic receptors mediate the catecholamine- induced activation of adenylate cyclase through the action of G proteins. The beta-2-adrenergic receptor binds epinephrine with an approximately 30-fold greater affinity than it does norepinephrine
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