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Claims for Patent: 4,695,576

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Claims for Patent: 4,695,576

Title: L-N-n-propylpipecolic acid-2,6-xylidide
Abstract:The local anesthetic, L-N-n-propylpipecolic acid-2,6-xylidide, namely: ##STR1## This compound is prepared by chlorinating L-pipecolic acid to yield the acid chloride, namely L-pipecolic acid chloride. The acid chloride is then reacted with 2,6-xylidine to yield L-pipecolic acid-2,6-xylidide. The L-N-pipecolic acid-2,6-xylidide is then propylated to yield the L-N-n-propylpipecolic acid-2,6-xylidide, which is a potent local anesthetic for humans and is of relatively low toxicity.
Inventor(s): af Ekenstam; Bo T. (Hjalteby, SE), Bovin; Christer (Frolunda, SE)
Assignee: Astra Lake Medel Aktiebolag (Sodertalje, SE)
Application Number:06/785,819
Patent Claims: 1. A method for inducing local anesthesia comprising administration to a patient needing local anesthesia an anesthetizing amount of the substantially pure L-isomer of N-n-propylpipecolic acid-2,6-xylidide or its water soluble salts substantially devoid of the racemic and the D-isomer of N-n-propylpipecolic acid-2,6-xylidide.

2. A method according to claim 1 wherein the pure L-isomer of N-n-propylpipecolic acid-2,6-xylidide or its water soluble salts is contained in an injectable aqueous solution.

3. Substantially pure L-isomer of N-n-propylpipecolic acid-2,6-xylidide, and its water soluble salts, substantially devoid of racemic and D-N-n-propylpipecolic acid-2,6-xylidide.

4. The method of inducing local anesthesia in humans by the application of the compound of claim 3 to the region intended to be anesthetized in a concentration sufficient to effect anesthesia, and below that which would confer an adverse toxic reaction.

5. An injectable local anesthetic composition comprising an aqueous solution containing a sufficient amount of a water soluble salt of the compound of claim 3 to induce local anesthesia in humans, but with the concentration being below that which would confer an adverse toxic reaction.

6. A topical local anesthetic composition comprising a carrier and the compound of claim 3.
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