Galanthamine hydrobromide from Lycoris sp.

≥94% (HPLC)

Galantamine hydrobromide
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C17H21NO3 · HBr
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biological source

plant (Ungeria victoris)


≥94% (HPLC)




270  °C


DMSO: soluble 10 mg/mL, clear, colorless
water: soluble 20 mg/mL, clear, colorless

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Gene Information

human ... ACHE(43)

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General description

Galanthamine hydrobromide is a derivative of galanthamine, which is an anticholinestrase alkaloid derived from genus Lycoris (Amaryllidaceae) or snowdrop. This compound is used for the treatment of Alzheimer′s disease (AD).


Galanthamine hydrobromide from Lycoris sp. has been used-
  • as an AChE (acetylcholinesterase) inhibitor and positive control in acetylcholinesterase assay performed to determine the activity of AChE
  • as a positive control in the screening of AChE inhibitors
  • as a positive control in AChE inhibitory assay performed to determine the AChE-inhibitory activities of pyrithione and related sulfur-containing pyridine N-oxides

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cholinesterase inhibitor; reverses scopolamine-induced amnesia; antimyasthenic.


Bottomless glass bottle. Contents are inside inserted fused cone.


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Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 1544PSN1 6.1 / PGIII

WGK Germany


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Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 18(3), 2458-2468 (2013-02-27)
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