Chemical Component Summary

Identifiers carbon monooxide
Formula C O
Molecular Weight 28.01 g/mol
Type non-polymer
Isomeric SMILES [C-]#[O+]
InChI InChI=1S/CO/c1-2

Chemical Details

Formal Charge 0
Atom Count 2
Chiral Atom Count 0
Chiral Atoms
Bond Count 1
Aromatic Bond Count 0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank ID DB11588   (Stereoisomeric match)
Name Carbon monoxide
Groups approved
Description Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is slightly less dense than air. It is toxic to hemoglobic animals (including humans) when encountered in concentrations above about 35 ppm, although it is also produced in normal animal metabolism in low quantities, and is thought to have some normal biological functions.
  • carbon(II) oxide
  • Carboneum oxygenisatum
  • CO
Brand Names
  • Carbon Monox, Helium, Oxygen, Nitrogen L.D.M.
  • Carbon Monoxide, Compressed Air Medical G.M.
  • Co-HE-O2-N2 Mixture
  • Co-NE-O2-N2 Mixture
  • Lung Diffusion Test Mix No Ne Co
Route of administration Respiratory (inhalation)
  • Anions
  • Antimetabolites
  • Carbon Compounds, Inorganic
  • Chemical Actions and Uses
  • Electrolytes
CAS number 630-08-0
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID: 21059682