—Periodic Graphics: The chemistry of anesthetics “Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explores the history of anesthetics and how some of the compounds work.” /pharmaceuticals/Periodic-Graphics-chemistry-anesthetics/99/i38 20211017 Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explores the history of anesthetics and how some of the compounds work. 99 38 /magazine/99/09938.html Periodic Graphics: The chemistry of anesthetics Anesthetic, surgery, medicine scitech Andy Brunning, special to C&EN pharmaceuticals Andy Brunning/Compound Interest Two-column infographic on anesthetics. The left-hand column outlines a brief history of anesthetics with relevant chemical structures. Nitrous oxide and diethyl ether were the earliest anesthetics, and the former is still in use today. Cocaine was the first local anesthetic, but lidocaine is now the most widely used. Halogenated hydrocarbons and ethers are the most commonly used inhaled anesthetics today, while propofol is the most commonly used intravenous general anesthetic.
by Andy Brunning, special to C&EN |
October 17, 2021