Product overview

Name Aniracetam
Description Nootrophic AMPA receptor positive allosteric modulator
Purity >98%
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Biological Data

Biological description Nootrophic AMPA receptor positive allosteric modulator, reduces glutamate receptor desensitisation and AMPA receptor deactivation. Shows anxiolytic properties.

Solubility & Handling

Storage instructions Room temperature
Solubility overview Soluble in ethanol (25mM) or DMSO (100mM)
Important This product is for RESEARCH USE ONLY and is not intended for therapeutic or diagnostic use. Not for human or veterinary use.



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Chemical Data

Chemical name 1-(4-Methoxybenzoyl)-2-pyrrolidinone
Molecular Weight 219.24
Chemical structure Aniracetam  [72432-10-1] Chemical Structure
Molecular Formula C12H13NO3
CAS Number 72432-10-1
PubChem identifier 2196
SMILES O=C2CCCN2C(=O)c1ccc(OC)cc1
InChi InChI=1S/C12H13NO3/c1-16-10-6-4-9(5-7-10)12(15)13-8-2-3-11(13)14/h4-7H,2-3,8H2,1H3
MDL number MFCD00153767
Appearance White solid

References for Aniracetam

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product
  • Anxiolytic effects of aniracetam in three different mouse models of anxiety and the underlying mechanism.

    Nakamura K et al (2001) Eur J Pharmacol 420(1) : 33-43.
  • Aniracetam reduces glutamate receptor desensitization and slows the decay of fast excitatory synaptic currents in the hippocampus.

    Isaacson JS et al (1991) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 88(23) : 10936-40.