Ketamine.HCl is classified as an arylcyclohexylamine with analgesic and anesthetic characteristics. It is primarily used to begin and maintain anesthesia; however, it is often abused recreationally due to its hallucinogenic and dissociative properties. Ketamine.HCl is sold as Ketanest, Ketaset, and Ketalar and is a regulated DEA Schedule lll controlled substance. Ketamine.HCl is available as reference material (bulk powder and/or solution) and as calibrated, Ready-to-Use, certified reference material (CRM). This product is designed for qualitative and quantitative protocols and can be used for forensic, toxicology, research, and other chemical/biochemical analytical applications.