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Carbon Dioxide


Ph. Eur.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Medical gas

Chemical Name

minimum 99.5 per cent of Carbon Dioxideapplies to Carbon Dioxide for medical use (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

  • Carbonei dioxidum (Latin)
  • Kohlendioxid (German)
  • Carbone, dioxyde de (French)
  • Carbónico, anhídrido (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Carbon Dioxide (OS: JAN)
  • Carbonic acid gas (IS)
  • Carbonic anhydride (IS)
  • E 290 (IS: E Number)
  • R 744 (IS)
  • UNII-142M471B3J (IS)
  • Carbon Dioxide (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Carbone, dioxyde de (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Carbonei dioxidum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Kohlendioxid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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