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Cat.No. 3110 - Cotinine | C10H12N2O | CAS No. 486-56-6
Description: Major metabolite of nicotine
Chemical Name: (S)-1-Methyl-5-(3-pyridinyl)-2-pyrrolidinone
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)

Biological Activity

Major metabolite of nicotine. Shown to activate a subpopulation of α3/α6β2 nAChRs in monkey striatum. Displays cognition-enhancing effects in vivo; reduces amyloid β (Aβ) aggregation and improves memory in an Alzheimer's disease mouse model.

Technical Data

M. Wt 176.22
Formula C10H12N2O
Storage Desiccate at -20°C
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 486-56-6
PubChem ID 854019
Smiles CN(C(CC2)=O)[C@@H]2[C@]1=CC=CN=C1

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
1eq. HCl 8.81 50
DMSO 17.62 100
ethanol 4.41 25

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 5.67 mL 28.37 mL 56.75 mL
5 mM 1.13 mL 5.67 mL 11.35 mL
10 mM 0.57 mL 2.84 mL 5.67 mL
50 mM 0.11 mL 0.57 mL 1.13 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Buccafusco and Terry (2003) The potential role of cotinine in the cognitive and neuroprotective actions of nicotine. Life Sci. 72 2931 PMID: 12706481

Terry et al (2005) Cotinine, a neuroactive metabolite of nicotine: potential for treating disorders of impaired cognition. CNS Drug Rev. 11 229 PMID: 16389292

O'Leary et al (2008) Cotinine selectively activates a subpopulation of α3/α6β2 nicotinic receptors in monkey striatum. 325 646 PMID: 18305015

Echeverria et al (2011) Cotinine reduces amyloid-β aggregation and improves memory in Alzheimer's disease mice. J.Alzheimers Dis. 23 1 PMID: 20930295

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