}} Benzamide is an off-white solid with the chemical formula of C6H5CONH2. It is a derivative of benzoic acid. It is slightly soluble in water, and soluble in many organic solvents.


Benzamides are a class of amides of benzoic acid. In psychiatry some substituted benzamides are therapeutically used as neuroleptics and/or antipsychotics. Two active substances from the group of benzamides are in use:

Another benzamide, Remoxipride, was taken off the market in 1993 because of life-threatening side effects. Some analgetics like salicylamide or ethenzamide also have benzamide structures.

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