Vabicaserin HCl

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MedKoo CAT#: 558275

CAS#: 887258-94-8 (HCl)

Description: Vabicaserin is an 5-HT2C agonist potentially for the treatment of schizophrenia.

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Vabicaserin HCl is not in stock, but may be available through custom synthesis. For cost-effective reason, minimum 1 gram order is requested. The product will be characterized by NMR, HPLC and MS analysis. Purity (HPLC) is usually >98%. CoA, QC data, MSDS will be provided when product is successfully made. The estimated lead time is 2-3 months. Please send email to to inquire quote.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 558275
Name: Vabicaserin HCl
CAS#: 887258-94-8 (HCl)
Chemical Formula: C15H21ClN2
Exact Mass: 264.1393
Molecular Weight: 264.79
Elemental Analysis: C, 68.04; H, 7.99; Cl, 13.39; N, 10.58

Related CAS #: 887258-95-9 (free base)   887258-94-8 (HCl)    

Synonym: SCA-136; PF-05208769; PF-5208769; SCA136; PF05208769; PF5208769; SCA 136; PF 05208769; PF 5208769; Vabicaserin HCl

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (9aR,12aS)-4,5,6,7,9,9a,10,11,12,12a-decahydrocyclopenta[c][1,4]diazepino[6,7,1-ij]quinoline hydrochloride


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C15H20N2.ClH/c1-3-11-9-16-7-8-17-10-12-4-2-5-13(12)14(6-1)15(11)17;/h1,3,6,12-13,16H,2,4-5,7-10H2;1H/t12-,13-;/m0./s1

SMILES Code: [H][C@]12CN3C4=C(C=CC=C4CNCC3)[C@@]1([H])CCC2.[H]Cl

Technical Data

Solid powder

>98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition:
Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition:
Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life:
>2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation:
This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage:
0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

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