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File:Sodium Hexethal.svg
Systematic (IUPAC) name
sodium 5-ethyl-5-hexyl-4,6-dioxo-1H-pyrimidin-2-olate
Clinical data
144-00-3 7pxY
PubChem CID 8941
ChemSpider 8597 7pxY
Synonyms Sodium 5-ethyl-5-hexylbarbiturate, Ortol, Hebaral
Chemical data
Formula C12H19N2NaO3
262.281 g/mol
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Hexethal (Ortol) is a barbiturate derivative invented in the 1940s. It has sedative, anxiolytic, muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant properties, and was used primarily as an anaesthetic in veterinary medicine. [1]

Hexethal is considered similar in effects to pentobarbital, with a very fast onset of action but short duration of effects.


  1. Butler, T. C. (1950). "The rate of penetration of barbituric acid derivatives into the brain". The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 100 (2): 219–226. PMID 14784958.  edit

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