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P6500 Sigma-Aldrich

Pentylenetetrazole

Synonym: α,β-Cyclopentamethylenetetrazole, 1,5-Pentamethylenetetrazole, 6,7,8,9-Tetrahydro-5H-tetrazolo[1,5-a]azepine, Metrazole

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Properties

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InChI Key   CWRVKFFCRWGWCS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
bp   194 °C/12 mmHg(lit.)
mp   59-61 °C (lit.)
storage temp.   −20°C

Description

General description

Pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) is a tetrazole derivative and inhibitor of the γ aminobutyric acid (GABAA) and its receptor complex. PTZ is a convulsing agent used for inducing seizures. It can traverse the blood-brain barrier.

Application

Pentylenetetrazole has been used to induce seizures in zebra fish larvae, mice, and male wistar rats.

Packaging

25, 50, 100 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Pentylenetetrazole is a non-specific central nervous system (CNS) stimulant and convulsant. PTZ induces oxidative stress and increases cortical malondialdehyde content and affects hippocampus, resulting in seizures.

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 Information

Symbol 
GHS06  GHS06
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
UN 2811 6.1 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
XF8225000

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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How do I solubilize Product P6500, Pentylenetetrazole?
We test the solubility of this compound at a concentration of 50 mg/mL in water.
What is the solution stability for Product P6500, Pentylenetetrazole?
We do not have any solution stability information for this product.It is always best to make a fresh solution. If this is not possible, you can try storing solution in single use aliquots at -20°C.
Can Product P6500, Pentylenetetrazole, be used to induce convulsions?
Pentylenetetrazole induced convulsions have been reported by De Sarro G. et al., in Eur. J. Pharmacol., 368(2-3),149-159 (1999).
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