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Title: Methoxyflurane
CAS Registry Number: 76-38-0
CAS Name: 2,2-Dichloro-1,1-difluoro-1-methoxyethane
Additional Names: 2,2-dichloro-1,1-difluoroethyl methyl ether; 1,1-difluoro-2,2-dichloroethyl methyl ether
Manufacturers' Codes: DA-759
Trademarks: Metofane (Vericore); Penthrane (Abbott); Pentrane (Abbott)
Molecular Formula: C3H4Cl2F2O
Molecular Weight: 164.97
Percent Composition: C 21.84%, H 2.44%, Cl 42.98%, F 23.03%, O 9.70%
Line Formula: CH3OCF2CHCl2
Literature References: Prepn and properties: Miller et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 70, 431 (1948); Park et al., ibid. 73, 861 (1951); GB 754976 (1956 to Standard Tele. & Cable).
Properties: Liquid, bp 105°; bp100 51°. mp -35°. nD20 1.3861; nD25 1.3839. d420 1.4262 (Miller); d420 1.4226 (Park).
Melting point: mp -35°
Boiling point: bp 105°; bp100 51°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.3861; nD25 1.3839
Density: d420 1.4262 (Miller); d420 1.4226 (Park)
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure are eye irritation; CNS depression, analgesia; anesthesia, seizures, respiratory depression; liver and kidney injury. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 196.
Therap-Cat: Anesthetic (inhalation).
Therap-Cat-Vet: Anesthetic.
Keywords: Anesthetic (Inhalation).

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