Catalog Number: 193707


Molecular Formula: C12H18O

Molecular Weight: 178.27 (anhydrous)

CAS# 2078-54-8

Physical Description: Yellow-tan photosensitive liquid

Density: ~0.962 g/ml

Caution: Due care should be exercised to prevent skin contact, ingestion or inhalation of this compound

Solubility: Souble in DMSO (>100 mg/ml) or methanol (66 mg/ml); insoluble in water

Description: Short-acting general anesthetic


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