It has been employed widely as an animal anesthetic in the laboratory setting. alpha-chloralose is a true anesthetic or an immobilizing agent with sedative-hypnotic properties has important implications. Canada geese (Branta canadensis) and blue geese (Chen caerulescens) were caught with alpha-chloralose, an oral hypnotic administered on bait. Wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) were captured with alpha-chloralose, an oral anesthetic.
Slightly soluble in water.
Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Store away from strong oxidizing agents.
|180° to 184°C|
|+19° (c=2 in ethanol)|
|≥98%, beta anomer ≈15%|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Toxic if swallowed.
Harmful if inhaled.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : FM9450000
TSCA : TSCA