Chloral hydrate

Trichloroacetaldehyde hydrate
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≥98% (titration)

drug control

USDEA Schedule IV


57 °C (lit.)

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Biochem/physiol Actions

Chloral hydrate is a sedative/hypnotic.


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Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 2811 6.1 / PGIII

WGK Germany


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Not applicable

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Not applicable

Stephanie K West et al.
The British journal of ophthalmology, 97(11), 1437-1442 (2013-09-21)
To report the largest study on the safety and effectiveness of sedation in paediatric ophthalmology in a nurse-led outpatient sedation unit. Retrospective cohort study reviewing all children who underwent sedation from January 2006 to December 2010. Patients were sedated with...
A D Steinberg
Pediatrics, 92(3), 442-446 (1993-09-01)
Current federal regulations of potentially carcinogenic environmental chemicals are based on the assumption that risks for humans can be extrapolated from the effects of chronic high-dose exposure of rodents. It is assumed that all chemicals induce cancer by a genotoxic...
T L Sourkes
Molecular and chemical neuropathology, 17(1), 21-30 (1992-08-01)
Chloral hydrate was introduced into therapeutics more than 120 years ago, and soon became popular as a somnifacient. It is the first synthetic CNS depressant. Its metabolite, urochloralic acid, was detected early. Studies of the biochemical pharmacology of chloral hydrate...
Simone Jürschik et al.
Journal of mass spectrometry : JMS, 47(9), 1092-1097 (2012-09-14)
In this work, we illustrate the application of proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS) in the field of food and drink safety. We present proof-of-principle measurements of four different drinks (water, tea, red wine and white wine) each spiked separately...
Ya-Fen Jiang-Shieh et al.
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