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Ethyl Chloride



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Anesthetic, local

Chemical Name

Etane, chloro-

Foreign Names

  • Ethylium chloratum (Latin)
  • Chlorethan (German)

Generic Names

  • Éthyle (chlorure d') (OS: DCF)
  • Aether chloratus (IS)
  • Chloräthyl (IS)
  • Chlorethan (Stoffliste) (IS)
  • UNII46U771ERWK (IS)
  • Aethylium chloratum (PH: Ph. Helv. VI)
  • Ethyl Chloride (PH: BP 1999, USP 41)
  • Ethylis chloridum (PH: Ph. Int. 2)
  • Etile cloruro (PH: F.U. VIII)

Brand Names


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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