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Summary of physical properties of the volatile agents

Created: 23/11/2004
 
Summary of physical properties



 
Halothane Isoflurane Enflurane Desflurane Sevoflurane
Molecular weight 197 184 184 168 200
Boiling point (oC) 50.2 48.5 56.5 22.8 58.5
Saturated vapour pressure at 20 degrees C 243 238 175 669 157
Minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) in 100% O2 0.75 1.15 1.8 6 2.05
MAC in 70% N2O 0.29 0.56 0.57 2.5 0.66
% Biotransformation 20 0.2 2 <0.1 3 - 5
Blood / gas 2.2 1.36 1.91 0.45 0.6
Oil / gas 224 98 98.5 28 47
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