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|Molar mass||101.15 g mol−1|
137 °C, 410 K, 279 °F
226 °C, 499 K, 439 °F
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Occurrence and biological activity
Isovaleramide is found in the Valerian root.
In humans, it acts as a mild anxiolytic at lower doses and as a mild sedative at higher dosages. Isovaleramide has been shown to be non-cytotoxic and does not act as a CNS stimulant. It inhibits the liver alcohol dehydrogenases and has a reported LD50 of greater than 400 mg/kg when administered intraperitoneally in mice.