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NIMH Code: A-905
Compound Name: Aniracetam
Alternative Name: 1-(4-Methoxybenzoyl)-2-pyrrolidin-2-one
Abbreviation: Ro 13-5057
PubChemID: 2196
CAS: 72432-10-1
Molecular Formula: C12H13NO3
Biological Activity: D2/D3, nACh, & 5-HT2A receptor ligand, antidepressive agent; nootropic agent
References: Johansen, T. H. ; Chaudhary, A.; Verdoorn, T. A., Mol. Pharmacol., 1995, 48, 946-955. Elston, T.W. Pandian, A.; Smith, G.; Holley, A.J.; Gao, N.; Lugo, J. N. PLoS ONE, 2014, 9, e104443.
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Structure of A-905
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Since 1959, the NIMH Chemical Synthesis and Drug Supply Program has synthesized and distributed novel research chemicals, psychoactive drugs, and compounds that are unavailable from commercial sources to the scientific community working on research relevant to mental health.

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