CHEBI:28142 - chloral hydrate

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ChEBI Name chloral hydrate
Definition An organochlorine compound that is the hydrate of trichloroacetaldehyde.
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:3600, CHEBI:23105
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Formula C2H3Cl3O2
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 165.40300
Monoisotopic Mass 163.91986
InChI InChI=1S/C2H3Cl3O2/c3-2(4,5)1(6)7/h1,6-7H
Metabolite of Species Details
Mus musculus (NCBI:txid10090) Source: BioModels - MODEL1507180067 See: PubMed
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): mouse metabolite
Any mammalian metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in a mouse (Mus musculus).
A xenobiotic (Greek, xenos "foreign"; bios "life") is a compound that is foreign to a living organism. Principal xenobiotics include: drugs, carcinogens and various compounds that have been introduced into the environment by artificial means.
Application(s): sedative
A central nervous system depressant used to induce drowsiness or sleep or to reduce psychological excitement or anxiety.
general anaesthetic
Substance that produces loss of consciousness.
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ChEBI Ontology
Outgoing chloral hydrate (CHEBI:28142) has role general anaesthetic (CHEBI:38869)
chloral hydrate (CHEBI:28142) has role mouse metabolite (CHEBI:75771)
chloral hydrate (CHEBI:28142) has role sedative (CHEBI:35717)
chloral hydrate (CHEBI:28142) has role xenobiotic (CHEBI:35703)
chloral hydrate (CHEBI:28142) is a aldehyde hydrate (CHEBI:63733)
chloral hydrate (CHEBI:28142) is a ethanediol (CHEBI:23976)
chloral hydrate (CHEBI:28142) is a organochlorine compound (CHEBI:36683)
Synonyms Sources
1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-dihydroxyethane NIST Chemistry WebBook
1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-ethanediol NIST Chemistry WebBook
2,2,2-trichloro-1,1-ethanediol NIST Chemistry WebBook
Chloral hydrate KEGG COMPOUND
chloral monohydrate ChemIDplus
Chloralhydrat ChEBI
knockout drops ChemIDplus
Noctec ChemIDplus
Trichloracetaldehyd-hydrat ChemIDplus
trichloroacetaldehyde hydrate ChemIDplus
Brand Names Sources
Aquachloral Supprettes DrugBank
Noctec ChEBI
Somnote DrugBank
Manual Xrefs Databases
2987 VSDB
2987 PPDB
586 DrugCentral
c0011 UM-BBD
CPD0-1476 MetaCyc
DB01563 DrugBank
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
101369 Gmelin Registry Number Gmelin
1698497 Beilstein Registry Number ChemIDplus
302-17-0 CAS Registry Number KEGG COMPOUND
302-17-0 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
302-17-0 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
Last Modified
22 February 2017
General Comments
2011-02-09 A hypnotic and sedative, chloral hydrate is used in the short-term management of insomnia, and has been used for sedation and as a sedative for premedication. The sedative effects are markedly enhanced by other CNS depressants such as alcohol (the "Mickey Finn"), barbiturates, and other sedatives. Chloral hydrate is commonly used as a general anaesthetic in animal experiments, but the safety margin is too narrow for it to be used for that purpose in humans.
2011-02-04 The pesticide DDT is manufactured by condensation of chloral hydrate with chlorobenzene in concentrated sulfuric acid. It is estimated that a total of 1.8 million tonnes of DDT have been produced globally since the 1940s.