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06952 Sigma-Aldrich

Benzocaine

tested according to Ph.Eur.

Synonym: 4-Aminobenzoic acid ethyl ester, Benzocainum, Ethyl 4-aminobenzoate

  • CAS Number 94-09-7

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C9H11NO2

  • Molecular Weight 165.19

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 638434

  •  EC Number 202-303-5

  •  MDL number MFCD00007892

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329748311

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Properties

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InChI Key   BLFLLBZGZJTVJG-UHFFFAOYSA-N
form   crystalline
pharmacopeia   testing conforms to Pharmacopeia
solubility   alcohol: soluble 1 gm in 5 ml
  chloroform: soluble 1 gm in 2 ml
  diethyl ether: soluble 1 gm in 4ml
  olive oil: soluble 1 gm in 30-50 ml
  water: soluble 1 gm in 2500 ml

Description

Application

Benzocaine has been used as animal anesthetic.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Benzocaine is the ethyl ester of p-aminobenzoic acid (PABA). Benzocaine acts to inhibit the voltage-dependent sodium channels (VDSCs) on the nerve membrane, stopping the propagation of the action potential.

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Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
2
RTECS 
DG2450000

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

References

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