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P5295 Sigma-Aldrich

Piracetam

Synonym: 2-(2-Oxopyrrolidino)acetamide, 2-Oxo-1-pyrrolidineacetamide

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Properties

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Quality Level   200
SMILES string   NC(=O)CN1CCCC1=O
InChI   1S/C6H10N2O2/c7-5(9)4-8-3-1-2-6(8)10/h1-4H2,(H2,7,9)
InChI key   GMZVRMREEHBGGF-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Gene Information   human ... GRIA1(2890), GRIA2(2891), GRIA3(2892), GRIA4(2893)
rat ... Gria1(50592)

Description

Application

Piracetam has been used to study crystal structure and physicochemical properties of six co-crystals of piracetam. It has also been used to study its in vitro antioxidant properties.

Packaging

25 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Piracetam (2-oxo-1-pyrrolidinyl-acetamide) is a nootropic drug, which enhances memory and facilitates learning. Piracetam also acts as a vasodilator and improves blood flow. It has a potential to treat cognitive impairment in aging, brain injury, memory and balance problems. In addition, piracetam is also used to treat peripheral vascular disease.

Features and Benefits

This compound is also offered as part of Sigma′s Library of Pharmacologically Active Compounds (LOPAC®1280), a biologically annotated collection of high-quality, ready-to-screen compounds. Click here to learn more.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 2
RTECS 
UX9660500
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Certificate of Origin (COO)

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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

References

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