Agent Name

Tricaine

CAS Number

886-86-2

Formula

C9-H11-N-O2.C-H4-O3-S

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

3-Aminobenzoic acid ethyl ester methanesulfonate; Ethyl m-aminobenzoate methane sulfonate; Ethyl m-aminobenzoate methanesulfonate; Ethyl m-aminobenzoate, methanesulfonic acid salt; Finquel; MS-222; Metacaine; Methanesulfonic acid, compd. with ethyl m-aminobenzoate (1:1); TS-222; Tricaine methane sulfonate; Tricaine methanesulfonate; 3-Ethoxycarbonylanilinium methanesulphonate; Benzoic acid, 3-amino-, ethyl ester, methanesulfonate; Benzoic acid, m-amino-, ethyl ester, methanesulfonate (8CI); [ChemIDplus] Ethyl 3-aminobenzoate methanesulfonate; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Other Aromatics (Nitrogen)

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] Light grey powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an anesthetic for fish; [Merck Index]

Comments

Intravenous LD50 (mouse) = 180 mg/kg; Causes general anesthesia in acute studies of frogs; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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