Lithium carbonate

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Cat.No. 4740 - Lithium carbonate | Li2CO3 | CAS No. 554-13-2
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Description: Mood stabilizer; inhibits GSK-3 in vivo

Chemical Name: Carbonic acid dilithium salt

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Biological Activity

Mood stabilizer; thought to act by reducing catecholamine neurotransmitter concentration, through an effect on the Na+/K+ ATPase pump. Effective in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Inhibits GSK-3 in vivo.

Technical Data

M.Wt:
73.89
Formula:
Li2CO3
Solubility:
Soluble to 100 mM in water
Storage:
Store at RT
CAS No:
554-13-2

The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis. All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.

Background References

  1. Overview of the mechanism of action of lithium in the brain: fifty-year update.
    Lenox and Hahn
    J.Clin.Psychiatry, 2000;61:5
  2. In vivo evidence in the brain for lithium inhibition of glycogen synthase kinase-3.
    Gould et al.
    Neuropsychopharmacology, 2004;29:32

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⚠ WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lithium carbonate, which is known to the State of California to cause reproductive toxicity with developmental effects. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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