Chemical Component Summary

NameNITROUS OXIDE
SynonymsNITROGEN OXIDE
Identifiersnitrous oxide
FormulaN2 O
Molecular Weight44.013
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
  • vet_approved
  • 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
  • N2O
  • Dinitrogen oxide
  • √≥xido nitroso
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Nitrious oxide
Brand Names
  • Nitrous Oxide In Oxygen
  • Nitrous Oxide 100%
  • Nitrous Oxide 99%
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Meopa
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
PubChem 948
ChEMBL CHEMBL1234579
ChEBI CHEBI:17045