Catalog Number: 4740
Chemical Name: Carbonic acid dilithium salt
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. In vivo evidence in the brain for lithium inhibition of glycogen synthase kinase-3.
    Gould et al.
    Neuropsychopharmacology, 2004;29:32
  2. Overview of the mechanism of action of lithium in the brain: fifty-year update.
    Lenox and Hahn
    J.Clin.Psychiatry, 2000;61:5

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