Valerenic acid

analytical standard

(2E)-3-[(4S,7R,7aR)-2,4,5,6,7,7a-Hexadydro-3,7-dimethyl- 1H-inden-4-yl]-2-methyl-2-propenoic acid
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Quality Level


analytical standard


≥98.0% (HPLC)



shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

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General description

Valerenic acid is a bioactive sesquiterpene and a natural product, isolated from Valeriana officinalis type of plant. It can find applications in the treatment of several dis-functions of the central nervous system, since it is potent modulator of the GABAA receptor.


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Bottomless glass bottle. Contents are inside inserted fused cone.

Other Notes

Constituent of Valeriana officinalis

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Not applicable

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Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
P J Houghton
The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology, 51(5), 505-512 (1999-07-20)
The underground organs of members of the genus Valeriana (Valerianaceae), as well as related genera such as Nardostachys, are used in the traditional medicine of many cultures as mild sedatives and tranquillizers and to aid the induction of sleep. V....
Highly potent modulation of GABA(A) receptors by valerenic acid derivatives.
Sascha Kopp et al.
ChemMedChem, 5(5), 678-681 (2010-03-18)
Juergen Ramharter et al.
Organic letters, 13(19), 5310-5313 (2011-09-08)
A mild and selective one-pot procedure to provide 2,4-dienols from simple cycloalkenones in high yields is described. This transformation is based on the in situ formation of acid-labile allylic alcohols, which on treatment with trifluoroacetic acid undergo a formal [1,3]-hydroxy...
Takashi Kitayama et al.
Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry, 74(9), 1963-1964 (2010-09-14)
A concise synthesis of valerena-4,7(11)-diene with potent sedative activity was achieved in three steps involving, reduction of carboxylic acid, bromination of the resulting alcohol, and reduction of the bromide from valerenic acid in a 63% total yield. This synthetic method...
Nicholas K Chow et al.
Planta medica, 77(8), 795-803 (2010-12-15)
Valeriana officinalis L. is a popular herbal treatment for mild sleep disorders. Clinical and non-clinical studies found contradictory results for valerian extracts and single constituents regarding the influence on sleep parameters. It was the aim of this study to investigate...

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