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MedKoo CAT#: 585200

CAS#: 68506-86-5

Description: Vigabatrin is an anti-epileptic compound that inhibits the breakdown of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA).

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Pricing updated 2020-04-09. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Vigabatrin is not in stock, 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#: 585200
Name: Vigabatrin
CAS#: 68506-86-5
Chemical Formula: C6H11NO2
Exact Mass: 129.079
Molecular Weight: 129.159
Elemental Analysis: C, 55.80; H, 8.58; N, 10.84; O, 24.77

Synonym: Vigabatrin; Sabril; CPP 109; CPP109; CPP-109

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 5-Hexenoic acid, 4-amino-


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C6H11NO2/c1-2-5(7)3-4-6(8)9/h2,5H,1,3-4,7H2,(H,8,9)


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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