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  • Chemical Name: Alpha-Chloralose
  • CAS No.: 15879-93-3
  • MF: C8H11Cl3O6
  • MW: 309.53
  • Purity: ≥98% or according to customer requested
  • Color: needle-like crystals or powder
  • Product Categories: Pharmaceutical raw materials;API; Anesthetic Agents;General anesthetics
  • Test method: HPLC


Alpha-Chloralose is a crystalline powder which is soluble in water, fairly soluble in alcohol, diethyl ether, glacial acetic acid, sparingly soluble in chloroform, practically insoluble in petroleum ether. Chloralose is produced by reaction of glucose with waterfree chloral under heating.

A derivative of CHLORAL HYDRATE that was used as a sedative but has been replaced by safer and more effective drugs. Its most common use is as a general anesthetic in animal experiments.

Basic Information


Product Name: alpha-Chloralose
Synonyms: CHLORALOSE; Anhydroglucochloral; Chlorlose-alpha
CAS: 15879-93-3
MF: C8H11Cl3O6
MW: 309.53
EINECS: 240-016-7
Product Categories: Pharmaceutical raw materials; API; Anesthetic Agents; General anesthetics
Chemical Structure


Alpha-Chloralose Chemical Properties    

Melting point 178-182 °C
alpha 18 º (c=2, 95% C2H5OH)
Boiling point 424.33°C (rough estimate)
density 1.6066 (rough estimate)
vapor pressure Negligible at room temperature
refractive index 1.5320 (estimate)
solubility ethanol: 10 mg/mL or yellow-brown, clear to slightly hazy, colorless to faintly yellow
form neat
pka 12.89±0.60(Predicted)
optical activity [α]20/D +17±2°, 5 hr, c = 2% in ethanol
Water Solubility 0.44 g/100 mL (15 ºC)
BRN 85418
Stability: Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
Alpha-Chloralose Uses

Chemical Properties: needle-like crystals or powder    

Chloralose Uages: Coating seeds to protect them from birds.    

Chloralose is used for the control of rodents, particularly mice, and as a bird repellent and a bird narcotic.   

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