Sevoflurane Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Sevoflurane Properties


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Sevoflurane (2,2,2-trifluoro-1-[trifluoromethyl]ethyl fluoromethyl ether), also called fluoromethyl, is a sweet-smelling, non-flammable, highly fluorinated methyl isopropyl ether used for induction and maintenance of general anesthesia.Sevoflurane induces a reduction in junctional conductance by decreasing gap junction channel opening times and increasing gap junction channel closing times. Sevoflurane also activates calcium dependent ATPase in the sarcoplasmic reticulum by increasing the fluidity of the lipid membrane. It also appears to bind the D subunit of ATP synthase and NADH dehydogenase and also binds to the GABA receptor, the large conductance Ca2+ activated potassium channel, the glutamate receptor, and the glycine receptor.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point 49.5°C
Brand Name Sevorane(Belgium);(Denmark);(Norway\t);(Slovakia)
Ultane(Usa (Va) Fss Prices)
CAS Number 28523-86-6
Density 1.433 g/cm3
Molar Mass 200.054 g/mol
Molecular Formula C4H3F7O
RTECS Number KO0737000
Solubility Very Slightly Soluble
Synonyms Sevofluran;Sevoflurano [INN-Spanish];
Sevofluranum [INN-Latin]