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2,6-Bis(isopropyl)phenol, Propofol, 2,6-Bis(1-methylethyl)phenol
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5.6 mmHg ( 100 °C)

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refractive index

n20/D 1.514 (lit.)


256 °C/764 mmHg (lit.)


18 °C (lit.)


0.962 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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General description

2,6-Diisopropylphenol, a strongly hydrophobic substituted phenol, is a new intravenous anaesthetic. The antioxidant properties of 2,6-diisopropylphenol (Propofol) have been examined. It plays the role of an antioxidant by reacting with free radicals to form a phenoxyl radical, a property associated with all phenol-based free radical scavengers. 2,6-diisopropylphenol is an effective intravenous hypnotic agent, widely used for the induction and maintenance of anesthesia and for sedation in the intensive care unit. It is useful for the induction and maintenance of general anaesthesia.


2,6-Diisopropylphenol is suitable reagent used to study its effect on oxidative phosphorylation of isolated rat liver mitochondria. It is suitable reagent used in the preparation of bis(2,6-diisopropylphenoxy)bis(2-methyl-8-quinolinolato)titanium(IV) complex.


5, 100 g in glass bottle


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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids



Flash Point(F)

235.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

113 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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C Frenkel et al.
European journal of pharmacology, 208(1), 75-79 (1991-09-12)
Single sodium channels from human brain cortex tissue were incorporated into voltage-clamped planar lipid bilayers in the presence of batrachotoxin and studied with various doses of the new anaesthetic compound propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol). Propofol was found to depress two major sodium...
Paul E Marik
Current pharmaceutical design, 10(29), 3639-3649 (2004-12-08)
Propofol (2, 6-diisopropylphenol) is a potent intravenous hypnotic agent which is widely used for the induction and maintenance of anesthesia and for sedation in the intensive care unit. Propofol is an oil at room temperature and insoluble in aqueous solution....
Configurational rearrangements in cis-M (AA)2X2, cis-M (AA)2XY, and cis-M(AB)2X2 complexes.
Bickley DG and Serpone N.
Inorganic Chemistry, 18(8), 2200-2204 (1979)
P G Murphy et al.
British journal of anaesthesia, 68(6), 613-618 (1992-06-01)
We have examined in vitro the antioxidant properties of 2,6-diisopropylphenol. In studies using electron spin resonance spectroscopy we have demonstrated that 2,6-diisopropylphenol acts as an antioxidant by reacting with free radicals to form a phenoxyl radical--a property common to all...
Annette P N Kutter et al.
Anesthesia and analgesia, 121(1), 99-107 (2015-03-06)
In critically ill patients with significant pulmonary hypertension (PH), close perioperative cardiovascular monitoring is mandatory, considering the increased morbidity and mortality in this patient group. Although the pulmonary artery catheter is still the standard for the diagnosis of PH, its...

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