Piracetam (CAS 7491-74-9): R&D Systems
Catalog Number: 2973
Chemical Name: 2-Oxo-1-pyrrolidineacetamide
Biological Activity
Nootropic that displays cognitive enhancing properties. Proposed to enhance neurotransmission via modulation of ion flux; potentiates Na+ influx through AMPA receptors. Facilitates efficiency of cholinergic neurotransmission at muscarinic receptors.
Technical Data
  • M.Wt:
    142.16
  • Formula:
    C6H10N2O2
  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 100 mM in water
  • Storage:
    Store at RT
  • CAS No:
    7491-74-9
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. Piracetam and other structurally related nootropics.
    Gouliaev and Senning
    Brain Res.Brain Res.Rev., 1994;19:180
  2. Piracetam: a review of pharmacological properties and clinical uses.
    Winbald
    CNS Drug Rev., 2005;11:169
  3. Piracetam. An overview of its pharmacological properties and a review of its therapeutic use in senile cognitive disorders.
    Vernon and Sorkin
    Drugs Aging., 1991;1:17

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