Tetracaine hydrochloride Quick Detail:
Synonym:Tetracaine HCl;Tetracaine hydrochloride ,2-Dimethylaminoethyl 4-n-butylaminobenzoate hydrochloride; Amethocaine hydrochloride
Quality Standards:EnterpriseStandard/Pharma Grade
Usage: Tetracaine is a topical local anesthetic for the eyes. Tetracaine works by interfering with entry of sodium ions into nerve cells. This reduces the ability of nerves to generate an impulse and send pain sensations.
Tetracaine hydrochloride Description:
Tetracaine HCl is synthesized from 4-butylaminobenzoic acid. The ethyl ester is formed through an acid-catalyzed esterification reaction. Base-catalyzed transesterification is achieved by boiling the ethyl ester of 4-butylaminobenzoic acid with excess 2-dimethylaminoethanol in the presence of a small amount of sodium ethoxide.
Tetracaine hydrochloride Applications:
Tetracaine (INN, also known as amethocaine; trade name Pontocaine. Ametop and Dicaine) is a potent local anesthetic of the ester group. It is mainly used topically in ophthalmology and as an antipruritic, and it has been used in spinal anesthesia.