Vortioxetine free base

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MedKoo CAT#: 564744

CAS#: 508233-74-7 (free base)

Description: Vortioxetine, also known as Lu AA21004, is an atypical antidepressant, and was approved in 2013 by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults. Vortioxetine is a so-called "serotonin modulator and stimulator." It has been shown to possess the following pharmacological actions: Serotonin transporter (SERT) blocker (i.e. serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI)) — Ki (binding affinity) = 1.6 nM, IC50 = 5.4 nM; Norepinephrine transporter (NET) blocker — Ki = 113 nM; 5-HT1A receptor high-efficacy partial agonist/near-full agonist — Ki = 15 nM, IA = 80%; 5-HT1B receptor partial agonist — Ki = 33 nM; 5-HT1D receptor antagonist — Ki = 54 nM; 5-HT3A receptor antagonist — Ki = 3.7 nM; 5-HT7 receptor antagonist — Ki = 19 nM.

Price and Availability

Size Price Shipping out time Quantity
500mg USD 550 2 Weeks
1g USD 950 2 Weeks
2g USD 1650 2 Weeks
5g USD 3450 2 Weeks
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Pricing updated 2020-09-27. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Vortioxetine free base, purity > 98%, is in stock. Current shipping out time is about 2 weeks after order is received. CoA, QC data and MSDS documents are available in one week after order is received.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 564744
Name: Vortioxetine free base
CAS#: 508233-74-7 (free base)
Chemical Formula: C18H22N2S
Exact Mass: 298.1504
Molecular Weight: 298.45
Elemental Analysis: C, 72.44; H, 7.43; N, 9.39; S, 10.74

Related CAS #: 960203-27-4 (HBr)   508233-74-7 (free base)   1253056-29-9 (lactate)    

Synonym: LuAA21004; LuAA 21004; LuAA-21004; Lu-AA21004; Lu AA21004; AA21004; AA-21004; AA 21004; Vortioxetine; Brintellix.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 1-[2-(2,4-Dimethylphenyl)sulfanylphenyl]piperazine


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C18H22N2S/c1-14-7-8-17(15(2)13-14)21-18-6-4-3-5-16(18)20-11-9-19-10-12-20/h3-8,13,19H,9-12H2,1-2H3


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:
>3 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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