cyclopropane


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cyclopropane

 [si″klo-pro´pān]
a colorless, flammable gas with a characteristic odor and pungent taste that is an inhalational anesthetic; now little used because of its flammability.

cy·clo·pro·pane

(sī'klō-prō'pān),
An explosive gas of characteristic odor; in the past, widely used to produce general anesthesia.
Synonym(s): trimethylene

cyclopropane

/cy·clo·pro·pane/ (-pro´pān) a colorless, highly inflammable and explosive gas, C3H6, used as an inhalation anesthetic.

cyclopropane

(sī′klə-prō′pān′)
n.
A highly flammable, explosive, colorless gaseous cycloalkane, C3H6, sometimes used as an anesthetic.

cyclopropane

[sī′klōprō′pān]
an explosive anesthetic gas. It has been replaced by the nonflammable halogenated hydrocarbons and is no longer used in the United States.

cyclopropane

A powerful, non-irritating anaesthetic gas. It has the disadvantages of being explosive and of causing heart irregularity in the presence of adrenaline.

cyclopropane

a powerful central nervous system depressant used as an inhalation anesthetic. The drug can be given in small doses and is particularly useful in anesthetizing poor-risk patients. This gas is highly explosive and requires special handling and precautions against sparks or flames, which would result in an explosion. No longer used for safety reasons.
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Finally, the calculated strain energies are compared to those of cyclopropane, cyclobutane, azetidine, phosphetane, 1,2-oxazetidine, and 1,3-oxazetidine.
Operating-room fires were more common in the past, when ether and cyclopropane anesthetics were frequently used.
1-amino cyclopropane 1-carboxylic acid (ACC) activity was measured.
Cypermethrin, (RS)-a-cyano-3phenoxy benzyl (IRS)-cis, trans-3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2, 2-dimethyl cyclopropane carboxylate that belongs to type II pyrethroid is a photostable possessing a-cyano group with high insecticidal activity.
When the same procedure was carried out in the presence of an allylic ether, the 1,2,3-all cis cyclopropane was formed in less than 15 minutes at 0[degrees]C.
If BYSTOLIC is to be continued perioperatively, monitor patients closely when anesthetic agents which depress myocardial function, such as ether, cyclopropane, and trichloroethylene are used.
1-MCP, a cyclopropane derivative which tightly binds to the ethylene receptor, has been used commercially to slow down the ripening of horticultural commodities.
Charette described his use of sugars and related cyclic acetals as chiral templates for synthesis of polyols and cyclopropane derivatives, again with excellent diastereoselectivity.
The fraction obtained at 250C contains hydrocarbons ranging from cyclopropane 1,2-dibuty- to pentacosane with total percentage of 88.
Prior to this, the only practical inhalational agents available apart from nitrous oxide, ethylene and cyclopropane, (and a few others of short-lived popularity like acetylene) were non-halogenated ethers and some chlorinated compounds such as chloroform and ethyl chloride.