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MedKoo CAT#: 529906

CAS#: 147402-53-7

Description: ABT-418 is a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAchR) agonist potentially for the treatment of attention deficit disorder.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 147402-53-7

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 529906
Name: ABT-418
CAS#: 147402-53-7
Chemical Formula: C9H14N2O
Exact Mass: 166.11
Molecular Weight: 166.22
Elemental Analysis: C, 65.03; H, 8.49; N, 16.85; O, 9.62

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Synonym: A-81418; ABT-418; A81418; ABT418; A 81418; ABT 418;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: Isoxazole, 3-methyl-5-((2S)-1-methyl-2-pyrrolidinyl)-


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C9H14N2O/c1-7-6-9(12-10-7)8-4-3-5-11(8)2/h6,8H,3-5H2,1-2H3/t8-/m0/s1


Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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