Clinical data
Trade names Avertin
Synonyms Tribromoethyl alcohol
CAS Number 75-80-9
PubChem (CID) 6400
Chemical and physical data
Formula C2H3Br3O
Molar mass 282.76 g·mol−1
Melting point 73–79 °C (163–174 °F) [1]
Boiling point 92–93 °C (198–199 °F) at 10 mmHg[1]

Tribromoethanol is a sedative. It is used to anesthetize laboratory animals, particularly rodents, prior to surgery.[2] As a solution in tert-amyl alcohol, it has the brand name Avertin.[3] Tribromoethanol causes rapid and deep anesthesia followed by rapid and full postoperative recovery.[4]

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