Petrichloral is the tetrahemiacetal pentaerythritol derivative of chloral. Animal trials and studies among institutionalized patients offer clinical evidence as to the therapeutic relationship between the drugs. Petrichloral exhibits a hypnotic and sedative action similar to chloral hydrate. It is better tolerated than the later drug.
- Pentaerythritol chloral
- Pentaerythritol Tetrachloral Hemiacetal
A sedative and hypnotic chloral hydrate prodrug.
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