Nicotine ditartrate

European Pharmacopoeia (EP) Reference Standard

(−)-Nicotine hydrogen tartrate salt, (−)-1-Methyl-2-(3-pyridyl)pyrrolidine (+)-bitartrate salt
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C10H14N2 · 2C4H6O6
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General description

This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the Issuing Pharmacopoeia. For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Prototype nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist; naturally occurring isomer.


Unit quantity: 120 mg. Subject to change. The product is delivered as supplied by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. For the current unit quantity, please visit the EDQM reference subtance catalogue.


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Signal Word



UN 1659 6.1 / PGII

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

289.8 °F

Flash Point(C)

143.2 °C

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Gabriel Quiroz et al.
Frontiers in pharmacology, 10, 1429-1429 (2019-12-19)
Brain nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs), a heterogeneous family of pentameric acetylcholine-gated cation channels, have been suggested as molecular targets for the treatment of alcohol abuse and dependence. Here, we examined the effect of the competitive nAChR antagonist UFR2709 on the...
José-Rubén García-Montes et al.
Molecular neurobiology, 56(6), 4037-4050 (2018-09-28)
L-DOPA is the main pharmacological therapy for Parkinson's disease. However, long-term exposure to L-DOPA induces involuntary movements termed dyskinesia. Clinical trials show that dyskinesia is attenuated by metabotropic glutamate receptor type 5 (mGluR5) antagonists. Further, the onset of dyskinesia is...
Xueliang Shang et al.
Molecular neurobiology, 54(6), 4644-4658 (2016-07-14)
The aim of this study was to examine if nicotine was able to improve cognition deficits in a mouse model of chronic mild stress. Twenty-four male C57BL/6 mice were divided into three groups: control, stress, and stress with nicotine treatment....
Marianne Husson et al.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 40(17), 3465-3477 (2020-03-19)
Nicotine addiction, through smoking, is the principal cause of preventable mortality worldwide. Human genome-wide association studies have linked polymorphisms in the CHRNA5-CHRNA3-CHRNB4 gene cluster, coding for the α5, α3, and β4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subunits, to nicotine addiction. β4*nAChRs...
Monica M Arnold et al.
Neuropharmacology, 85, 293-304 (2014-06-08)
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death. Although the health risks are well known, cessation rates remain low. Whereas behavioral and neuroanatomical studies on tobacco addiction conventionally use nicotine, there is evidence that other constituents, such as monoamine...

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