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MedKoo CAT#: 318997

CAS#: 139264-17-8

Description: Zolmitriptan is a member of the triptan class agents with anti-migraine property. Zolmitriptan selectively binds to and activates serotonin (5-HT) 1B expressed in intracranial arteries and 5_HT 1D receptors located on peripheral trigeminal sensory nerve terminals in the meninges and central terminals in brain stem sensory nuclei. Receptor binding results in constriction of cranial vessels, reduction of the vessel pulsation and inhibition of nociceptive transmission, thereby providing relief of migraine headaches. Zolmitriptan may also relief migraine headaches by inhibition pro-inflammatory neuropeptide release.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 139264-17-8

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 318997
Name: Zolmitriptan
CAS#: 139264-17-8
Chemical Formula: C16H21N3O2
Exact Mass: 287.16
Molecular Weight: 287.363
Elemental Analysis: C, 66.88; H, 7.37; N, 14.62; O, 11.14

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Synonym: 311C90; Zolmitriptan; NSC 760383; NSC-760383; NSC760383;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (4S)-4-[[3-[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl]-1H-indol-5-yl]methyl]-1,3-oxazolidin-2-one


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C16H21N3O2/c1-19(2)6-5-12-9-17-15-4-3-11(8-14(12)15)7-13-10-21-16(20)18-13/h3-4,8-9,13,17H,5-7,10H2,1-2H3,(H,18,20)/t13-/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, not in water

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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