Agent Name

Methoxyflurane

CAS Number

76-38-0

Formula

C3-H4-Cl2-F2-O

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2,2-Dichloro-1,1-difluoro-1-methoxyethane; 2,2-Dichloro-1,1-difluoroethyl methyl ether; Analgizer; Anecotan; Ethane, 2,2-dichloro-1,1-difluoro-1-methoxy-; Ingalan; Inhalan; Methofane; Methoflurane; Methoxane; Methoxifluranum; Methoxyfluran; Methoxyflurane; Methoxyfluranum [INN-Latin]; Methyl 1,1-difluoro-2,2-dichloroethyl ether; Metofane; Metofane (VAN); Metossiflurano [DCIT]; Metoxfluran; Metoxifluran; Metoxiflurano [INN-Spanish]; Penthrane; Penthrane (VAN); Pentran; Pentrane; [ChemIDplus] UN8027

Category

Waste Anesthetic Gases

Description

Colorless liquid with a fruity odo; inhalation anesthetic; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used as an anesthetic; [Merck Index] A discontinued drug; [HSDB]

Comments

See "WASTE ANESTHETIC GASES."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

49.1 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 33,500 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

NIOSH Rel = 60 min. ceiling of 2 ppm; Flash point = 145 deg F;

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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