PubChem Notes:

Propofol An intravenous anesthetic agent which has the advantage of a very rapid onset after infusion or bolus injection plus a very short recovery period of a couple of minutes. (From Smith and Reynard, Textbook of Pharmacology, 1992, 1st ed, p206)

Propofol - definition from

[(Science: chemical) 2,6-bis(1-methylethyl)phenol. An intravenous anaesthetic and a sedative for patients in the intensive care unit or under regional anaesthesia. induction of anaesthesia is rapid and maintenance can be achieved by either continuous infusion or intermittent bolus injection. recovery from propofol is rapid and the patient is clear-headed with almost no hangover effect or nausea following administration. Pharmacological action: anaesthetics, intravenous, free radical scavengers, sedatives, nonbarbiturate. Chemical name: Phenol, 2,6-bis(1-methylethyl)-

MediLexicon propofol - Medical Dictionary Definition for Term 'propofol'

[1. An oil-in-water emulsion of 1,6-diisopropylphenol, a hypnotic with rapid onset and short duration of action; used intravenously for induction and maintenance of general anesthesia.

Molecular Formula: C12H18O

InChI: InChI=1/C12H18O/c1-8(2)10-6-5-7-11(9(3)4)12(10)13/h5-9,13H,1-4H3


CAS number 2078-54-8

    Phenol, 2,6-bis(1-methylethyl)-

    PubChem CID 4943
    CAS 2078-54-8 (from NIST)
    ChEBI 8495
    Kegg C07523
    PubChem ID 10427917
    PubChem ID 9726