Hexethal

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Hexethal
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Clinical data
SynonymsSodium 5-ethyl-5-hexylbarbiturate, Ortol, Hebaral
Identifiers
CAS Number
PubChem CID
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Chemical and physical data
FormulaC12H19N2NaO3
Molar mass262.281 g/mol

Hexethal (Ortol) is a barbiturate derivative invented in the 1940s. It has sedative and anticonvulsant properties, and was used primarily as an anaesthetic in veterinary medicine. [1] Hexethal is considered similar in effects to pentobarbital, with a very fast onset of action but short duration of effects.


References

  1. Butler TC. The rate of penetration of barbituric acid derivatives into the brain. Journal of Pharmacology And Experimental Therapeutics, 1950. 100(2): 219-226