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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 1 decade ago

why color of propofol is milky please give scintific answer?

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    Diprivan (propofol) is a non-pyrogenic emulsion, chemically described as 2,6 disopropylphenol and has a molecular weight of 178.27. Propoful is formulated in a WHITE, oil in water emulsion. In addition to the active componenent propofol, it also contains soybean oil and disodium adetate, glycerol and sodium hydroxide to adjust pH.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The drug is an emulsion - that means it is basically in a fat-based solution, so it is white.

    Source(s): I'm an anesthesiologist.
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