Gamma-aminobutyric acid

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MedKoo CAT#: 540147

CAS#: 56-12-2

Description: Gamma-aminobutyric acid is an endogenous neurotransmitter and GABA receptor agonist involved in neuronal excitability, muscle tone, stem cell growth, brain development, and mood. It decrease incidence of anxiety and seizures.

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Gamma-aminobutyric acid, 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#: 540147
Name: Gamma-aminobutyric acid
CAS#: 56-12-2
Chemical Formula: C4H9NO2
Exact Mass: 103.0633
Molecular Weight: 103.12
Elemental Analysis: C, 46.59; H, 8.80; N, 13.58; O, 31.03

Synonym: Aminalon; DF 468; DF468; DF-468; Mielogen; Mielomade; Gamma-aminobutyric acid

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 4-aminobutanoic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C4H9NO2/c5-3-1-2-4(6)7/h1-3,5H2,(H,6,7)


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).

Harmonized System Code:


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