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also known as 2,2,2-trichloroeth-anediol-1,1, CCl3CH(OH)2; colorless crystals that are soluble in water, alcohol, and ether and have a melting point of 53°C. Chloral hydrate is obtained by the interaction of chloral and water. It is a medicinal preparation belonging to the hypnotic group of drugs. It also exhibits sedative, analgesic, and antispasmodic effects. It is taken orally in powder or tablet form or rectally, mainly by persons with sleeping problems or person suffering from anxiety or epilepsy. It is a constituent of Denta tooth drops.