Chemical Component Summary

FormulaC12 H18 O
Molecular Weight178.27
Isomeric SMILESCC(C)c1cccc(C(C)C)c1O

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count31
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count31
Aromatic Bond Count6

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB00818 
  • approved
  • investigational
  • vet_approved
DescriptionPropofol is an intravenous anaesthetic agent used for induction and maintenance of general anaesthesia. IV administration of propfol is used to induce unconsciousness after which anaesthesia may be maintained using a combination of medications. Recovery from propofol-induced anaesthesia is generally rapid and associated with less frequent side effects (e.g. drowsiness, nausea, vomiting) than with thiopental, methohexital, and etomidate. Propofol may be used prior to diagnostic procedures requiring anaesthesia, in the management of refractory status epilepticus, and for induction and/or maintenance of anaesthesia prior to and during surgeries.
  • 2,6-Diisopropylphenol
  • Propofolum
  • Propofol
  • 2,6-bis(1-methylethyl)phenol
Brand Names
  • Anesthesia S/I-40
  • Diprivan 1%
  • Propofol
  • Anesthesia S/I-50
  • Propofol-II Injection
IndicationUsed for induction and/or maintenance of anaesthesia and for management of refractory status epilepticus.
  • Agents Causing Muscle Toxicity
  • Agents that produce hypertension
  • Agents that reduce seizure threshold
  • Anesthetics
  • Anesthetics, General
CAS number2078-54-8

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit beta-2MWRVRKRGYFGIWSFPLIIAAVCAQSVNDPSNMSLVKETVDRLLKGYDIR...unknownpotentiator
Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit beta-3MWGLAGGRLFGIFSAPVLVAVVCCAQSVNDPGNMSFVKETVDKLLKGYDI...unknownpotentiator
Sodium channel protein type 4 subunit alphaMARPSLCTLVPLGPECLRPFTRESLAAIEQRAVEEEARLQRNKQMEIEEP...unknowninhibitor
Sodium channel protein type 2 subunit alphaMAQSVLVPPGPDSFRFFTRESLAAIEQRIAEEKAKRPKQERKDEDDENGP...unknowninhibitor
GABA-A receptor (anion channel)MRKSPGLSDCLWAWILLLSTLTGRSYGQPSLQDELKDNTTVFTRILDRLL...unknownpositive allosteric modulator
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Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682