Catalog Number: 1497
Alternate Names: BW 234U
Chemical Name: 9-[3-(cis-3,5-Dimethyl-1-piperazinyl)propyl]-9H-carbazole dihydrochloride
Biological Activity
Antagonist at σ receptors (IC50 values are 1480 and 386 nM at σ1 and σ2 receptors respectively). Also binds to the dopamine transporter (IC50 = 57.6 nM) and inhibits dopamine uptake. Reduces the stimulatory effects of cocaine in vivo.
Technical Data
  • M.Wt:
    394.39
  • Formula:
    C21H27N3.2HCl
  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 10 mM in water
  • Purity:
    >98%
  • Storage:
    Store at +4°C
  • CAS No:
    75859-03-9
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. Evidence that the potential antipsychotic agent rimcazole (BW 234U) is a specific, competitive antagonist of sigma sites in brain.
    Ferris et al.
    Life Sci., 1986;38:2329
  2. Isothiocyanate derivatives of 9-[3-(cis-3,5-dimethyl-1-piperazinyl)propyl]-carbazole (Rimcazole): irreversible ligands for the dopamine transporter.
    Husbands et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 1997;40:4340
  3. Rimcazole analogs attenuate the convulsive effects of cocaine: correlation with binding to sigma receptors rather than dopamine transporters.
    Matsumoto et al.
    Neuropharmacology, 2001;41:878

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