Urethane is the ethyl ester of carbamic acid, obtained by treating a carbamide with ethyl alcohol. It should be kept in well-closed containers.

Properties:

Appearance .....................................................

Solubility:

Color..............................................................

H20....................................................................................................

Odor ........................................................................

C2H5OH..........................................................................................

Taste..................................................................

C3H5 (OH) 3.................................................................................

Incompatibilities:

To a solution of Urethane add any alkali.......................................................................................................................

Triturate Urethane with antipyrine, or camphor, chloral, menthol, phenol, salol, or salicylic acid.................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Alcoholic solution of Urethane.+ KOH produces crystals of KCN AEthylis Carbamas is an hypnotic of uncertain reliability in man, but of considerable utility in laboratory work.