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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Sodium 5-ethyl-5-hexyl-4,6-dioxo-1H-pyrimidin-2-olate
CAS number 144-00-3
ATC code  ?
PubChem 152092
Chemical data
Formula C12H19N2NaO3 
Mol. mass 262.281 g/mol
Synonyms Sodium 5-ethyl-5-hexylbarbiturate, Ortol, Hebaral
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Therapeutic considerations
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Hexethal (Ortol) is a barbiturate derivative invented in the 1940s. It has sedative and anticonvulsant properties, and was used primarily as an anaesthetic in veterinary medicine. [1] Hexethal is considered similar in effects to pentobarbital, with a very fast onset of action but short duration of effects.


  1. ^ Butler TC. The rate of penetration of barbituric acid derivatives into the brain. Journal of Pharmacology And Experimental Therapeutics, 1950. 100(2): 219-226

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