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MedKoo CAT#: 561871

CAS#: 3040-38-8

Description: Acetyl-L-carnitine is a stimulator of α-secretase activity and metabolism of amyloid precursor protein (APP). It has been shown to induce NF-κB-mediated upregulation of mGluR2 receptors, thereby exhibiting antidepressant, neuroprotective, analgesic, and antinociceptive activities.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 3040-38-8

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 561871
Name: Acetyl-L-carnitine
CAS#: 3040-38-8
Chemical Formula: C9H17NO4
Exact Mass: 203.1158
Molecular Weight: 203.23
Elemental Analysis: C, 53.19; H, 8.43; N, 6.89; O, 31.49

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Synonym: Acetyl-L-carnitine; Acetyl L carnitine; ALCAR; L-Acetylcarnitine; L-O-Acetylcarnitine; LAC;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (3R)-3-Acetyloxy-4-(trimethylazaniumyl)butanoate


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C9H17NO4/c1-7(11)14-8(5-9(12)13)6-10(2,3)4/h8H,5-6H2,1-4H3/t8-/m1/s1

SMILES Code: O=C([O-])C[C@@H](OC(C)=O)C[N+](C)(C)C

Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >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).

Solubility: 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).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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