2,2,2-Trichloroethanol

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2,2,2-Trichloroethanol
2,2,2-Trichloroethanol 2,2,2-Trichloroethanol
Identifiers
CAS number 115-20-8 YesY
ChemSpider 7961 YesY
UNII AW835AJ62N YesY
KEGG C07490 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:28094 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL1171 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula C2H3Cl3O
Molar mass 149.40 g/mol
Density 1.55 g/cm3
Melting point 17.8 °C (64.0 °F; 290.9 K)
Boiling point 151 °C (304 °F; 424 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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2,2,2-Trichloroethanol is an organic compound related to ethanol, except the hydrogen atoms at position 2 are replaced with chlorine atoms. In humans, its pharmacological effects are similar to those of its prodrug, chloral hydrate: it is used as a sedative or a hypnotic.[1] The hypnotic drug triclofos (2,2,2-trichloroethyl phosphate) is metabolized in vivo to 2,2,2-trichloroethanol. Chronic exposure may result in kidney and liver damage.[1]

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  1. ^ a b The Merck Index, 13th Edition.