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MedKoo CAT#: 529303

CAS#: CAS#77191-36-7

Description: Nefiracetam is a GABA receptor agonist potentially for the treatment of epilepsy.

Price and Availability

Size Price Shipping out time Quantity
200mg USD 280 2 Weeks
1g USD 680 2 Weeks
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Pricing updated 2020-09-28. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Nefiracetam, purity > 98%, is in stock. Current shipping out time is about 2 weeks after order is received. CoA, QC data and MSDS documents are available in one week after order is received.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 529303
Name: Nefiracetam
CAS#: CAS#77191-36-7
Chemical Formula: C14H18N2O2
Exact Mass: 246.1368
Molecular Weight: 246.31
Elemental Analysis: C, 68.27; H, 7.37; N, 11.37; O, 12.99

Synonym: DM-9384; DZL-221; DM9384; DZL221; DM 9384; DZL 221

IUPAC/Chemical Name: N-(2,6-dimethylphenyl)-2-(2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl)acetamide


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C14H18N2O2/c1-10-5-3-6-11(2)14(10)15-12(17)9-16-8-4-7-13(16)18/h3,5-6H,4,7-9H2,1-2H3,(H,15,17)


Technical Data

Solid powder

>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).

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).

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