O-Succinyl-L-carnitine lithium salt

≥98.0% (TLC)

Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C11H19NO6 · xLi+
Molecular Weight:
261.27 (free acid basis)

Quality Level


≥98.0% (TLC)

optical activity

[α]/D -16.0±3.0°, c = 0.1 in H2O



storage temp.


Biochem/physiol Actions

O-Succinyl-L-carnitine (C4DC) is a secondary metabolite that is not directly involved in the normal growth, development or reproduction of an organism.arises from. O-Succinyl-L-carnitine arises from the TCA cycle intermediate succinyl-CoA in plasma and liver. It is an O-acylcarnitine having succinyl as the acyl substituent. O-Succinyl-L-carnitine is used as biomarker for inborn metabolic deseases related to succinyl-CoA synthase function.


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Succinyl-CoA:acetoacetate transferase deficiency: identification of a new patient with a neonatal onset and review of the literature.
Niezen-Koning, K.E., et al.
The Journal of Pediatrics, 156, 870-873 (1997)
Cristiano Rizzo et al.
Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry, 429, 30-33 (2013-11-26)
Methylmalonic aciduria (MMA) is one of the most frequent organic acidurias, a class of diseases caused by enzymatic defects mainly involved in the catabolism of branched-chain amino acids. Recently, mild MMA and C4-dicarboxylyl-carnitine (C4DC-C) accumulation have been reported in patients...

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