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P6503

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Pilocarpine hydrochloride

≥99% (titration), powder

Synonym(s):
(3S,4R)-4,5-Dihydro-3-ethyl-4-(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-5-ylmethyl)-2(3H)-furanone hydrochloride
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C11H16N2O2 · HCl
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
244.72
Beilstein:
4034491
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.77

Quality Level

assay

≥99% (titration)

form

powder

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

color

white

mp

202-205 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: 100 mg/mL

application(s)

forensics and toxicology
veterinary

relevant disease(s)

epilepsy

SMILES string

Cl.CC[C@H]1[C@H](COC1=O)Cc2cncn2C

InChI

1S/C11H16N2O2.ClH/c1-3-10-8(6-15-11(10)14)4-9-5-12-7-13(9)2;/h5,7-8,10H,3-4,6H2,1-2H3;1H/t8-,10-;/m0./s1

InChI key

RNAICSBVACLLGM-GNAZCLTHSA-N

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Application

Pilocarpine hydrochloride has been used to stimulate salivary secretions in mice. It has also been used to induce status epilepticus(SE) in rat.

Packaging

5, 10, 50 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Pilocarpine is alkaloid isolated from the shrub Pilocarpus species. It comprises imidazole ring and γ- lactone rings in its structure. It has cholinergic potential and it stimulates the parasympathetic system. Pilocarpine is also effective for treating glaucoma. It stimulates ciliary muscle contraction by binding to muscarinic M3 receptors. It is effective in treating corneal dryness in Sjogren′s syndrome. It is a secretagogue, which improves salivary secretions in Xerostomia or a dry mouth condition in Sjogren′s syndrome patients and in radiotherapy patients with head and neck carcinoma.
Nonselective muscarinic acetylcholine receptor agonist; used to produce an experimental model of epilepsy.

Features and Benefits

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Caution

Hygroscopic, light sensitive

Other Notes

Shelf life of the powder is at least five years.

Pictograms

Skull and crossbones

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 2 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 2 Oral

Storage Class Code

6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 3

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