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Sodium aurothiomalate

Sodium aurothiomalate
Systematic (IUPAC) name
Gold(I) 2-sulfidobutanedioate
CAS number  ?
ATC code M01CB02
PubChem 4479093
Chemical data
Formula C4H3AuNaO4S 
Mol. mass 344.097 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability 0%
Metabolism  ?
Half life  ?
Excretion  ?
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


Legal status


Routes intramuscular injection
Main article: Gold salts

Sodium aurothiomalate (gold sodium thiomalate) is an organogold compound used for its antirheumatic effects to treat rheumatoid arthritis. In the United Kingdom only this intramuscular injection drug and the orally taken Auranofin are used medically.

In popular culture

This compound appeared in the House, M.D. episode “Clueless,” wherein it was used by a patient’s wife to poison him.

See also

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