Chemical Component Summary

NameNITROUS OXIDE
SynonymsNITROGEN OXIDE
Identifiersnitrous oxide
FormulaN2 O
Molecular Weight44.01
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESN#[N+][O-]
InChIInChI=1S/N2O/c1-2-3
InChIKeyGQPLMRYTRLFLPF-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count3
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count2
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB06690 
NameNitrous oxide
Groups
  • approved
  • vet_approved
DescriptionNitrous oxide, commonly known as "laughing gas", is a chemical compound with the chemical formula N2O. At room temperature, it is a colorless non-flammable gas, with a pleasant, slightly sweet odor and taste. It is used in surgery and dentistry for its anesthetic and analgesic effects. It is known as "laughing gas" due to the euphoric effects of inhaling it, a property that has led to its recreational use as an inhalant drug.
Synonyms
  • Nitrous oxide
  • √≥xido nitroso
  • Dinitrogen oxide
  • N2O
  • Nitrious oxide
Brand Names
  • Entonox
  • Liqui-med Analgesic Gas
  • Nitrous Oxide USP 99%
  • Alnox Gas
  • Nitrous Oxide In Oxygen
Categories
  • Agents that produce hypertension
  • Analgesics
  • Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
  • Anesthetics
  • Anesthetics, General
ATC-Code
  • N01AX13
  • N01AX63
CAS number10024-97-2

Related Resource References

Resource NameReference
PubChem948
ChEBICHEBI:17045
ChEMBLCHEMBL1234579