Ketamine – CAS 6740-88-1

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Ketamine – CAS 6740-88-1


Ketamine is a cyclohexanone derivative with analgesic and anesthetic properties. Ketamine is a parenterally administered, general anesthetic used largely for short term diagnostic and surgical procedures, but which has been limited in use because of its psychological side effects including vivid hallucinations, agitation and confusion.



Product reference number KET-1638-OP
Full chemical name 2-(2-Chlorophenyl)-2-(methylamino)cyclohexanone
Formula C13H16ClNO
Molecular weight 237.73 g·mol−1
CAS Number 6740-88-1
Appearance white to off-white crystalline powder
IR IR corresponds
NMR corresponds to structure
MS MH+ corresponds
UV max [nm] (mol, solvent) 229.0 ± 1.0 nm (11000 ± 1000, methanol)
Melting point [Celsius] 70 ± 3
HPLC purity [%]  > 98.5
Water content [%] < 1
Isotopic enrichement [%] D0/D5 < 1

Ketamine is a non-competitive antagonist at the phencyclidine site of the N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor for glutamate. It is a short-acting anesthetic that has been widely used by emergency physicians and can be given intravenously, intramuscularly, orally, and even nasally.

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