Phenacetin CAS 62-44-2 as local anesthetic used topically in opthalmology
Phenacetin English Synonyms:
1-ACETYL-P-PHENETIDIN;4-ACETOPHENETIDIDE;4-acetophenetidine;4'-ETHOXYACETANILIDE;4-ETHOXYACETANILIDE;ACETOPHENETIDIN;ACETOPHENETIDINE;ACET-P-PHENETIDINECAS NO.: 62-44-2
Molecular Formula: C10H13NO2
Molecular Weight: 179.22
Packing: foil bag/tin
Chemical Properties: White crystalline powder
Usage :Analgesic, antipyretic. Component of APC tablets, analgesic mixture also containing aspirin and caffeine.
Phenacetin (or acetophenetidin) is a pain-relieving and fever-reducingdrug, which was widely used between its introduction in 1887.
Phenacetin was introduced in 1887 in Elberfeld by German company Bayer, and was used principally as an analgesic; it was one of the first synthetic fever reducers to go on the market. It is also known historically to be one of the first non-opioid analgesics without anti-inflammatory properties.