The current king of the hill in inhalational general anaesthetic agents. Marketed as Ultrane or Sevorane, this is the latest in a series of fluoridated ethers used both for induction and/or maintenance of general anaesthesia.
Sevoflurane has the chemical formula of C4H3OF7, and the structure:
Like all other halogenated inhalational agents, sevoflurane carries the risk of malignant hyperthermia in some rare individuals.
Inhalational anaesthetic agents