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Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Pyrrocaine is a local anesthetic drug. The cogency of pyrrocaine is equivalent to lidocaine in blocking the motor nerve and sensory. Pyrrocaine was proven to be somewhat harmless compared to lidocaine. No signs of methemoglobinemia was found while observing. It was considered unsafe for acute porphyria treatment. No evidence is found that it is profitly used now.
In the 1960s it was most of the time used as a nerve blocker dental anesthetic and dentists recommended it due to its fast commencement.
Selfsame as lidocaine, albeit interposing pyrrolidine for diethylamine.
Amide formation between 2,6-Dimethylaniline (1) and Chloroacetyl chloride (2) gives [1131-01-7] (3). Displacement of the remaining halogen by pyrrolidine (4) completed the synthesis of Pyrrocaine (5).
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- Albert Schlesinger, Gordon Samuel M, U.S. Patent 2,813,861 (1957 to Endo Lab).
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