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|Molar mass||149.40 g/mol|
|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. 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.
- The Merck Index, 13th Edition.
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