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Tetracaine hydrochloride

≥99%

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Synonym(s):
4-(Butylamino)benzoic acid 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl ester, Amethocaine hydrochloride
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C15H24N2O2 · HCl
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
300.82
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.77

Quality Level

assay

≥99%

solubility

chloroform: soluble 30 parts
alcohol: soluble 40 parts
H2O: soluble mg/mL
acetone: insoluble
benzene: insoluble
diethyl ether: insoluble

SMILES string

Cl.CCCCNc1ccc(cc1)C(=O)OCCN(C)C

InChI

1S/C15H24N2O2.ClH/c1-4-5-10-16-14-8-6-13(7-9-14)15(18)19-12-11-17(2)3;/h6-9,16H,4-5,10-12H2,1-3H3;1H

InChI key

PPWHTZKZQNXVAE-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

Tetracaine hydrochloride has been used for studying the pharmacological effects of spinal anesthesia. Tetracaine hydrochloride has also been used as a component of protease digestion buffers.
Topical ophthalmic anesthetic; used for spinal anesthesia

Biochem/physiol Actions

Blocks voltage-sensitive release of Ca2+ from sarcoplasmic reticulum.

Features and Benefits

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Preparation Note

Tetracaine hydrochloride dissolves in water at 50 mg/ml to yield a clear, colorless solution. It is also soluble in 40 parts alcohol and 30 parts chloroform. However, it is practically insoluble in ether benzene or acetone.

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Danger

Hazard Classifications

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

target_organs

Central nervous system

Storage Class

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects

wgk_germany

WGK 3

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable


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