Medetomidine hydrochloride

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Cat.No. 2023 - Medetomidine hydrochloride | C13H16N2.HCl | CAS No. 86347-15-1
Description: Potent, highly selective α2 agonist
Chemical Name: 4-[1-(2,3-Dimethylphenyl)ethyl]-1H-imidazole hydrochloride
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)
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Biological Activity

Potent, highly selective α2-adrenoceptor agonist (Ki values are 1.08 and 1750 nM for α2- and α1-adrenoceptors respectively). Displays greater selectivity over α1-adrenoceptors than clonidine and UK 14,304 (1620-, 220- and 300-fold respectively). Inhibits twitch response in electrically stimulated mouse vas deferens (pD2 = 9.0). Active in vivo; displays hypotensive, bradycardic, sedative, anxiolytic, hypothermic and analgesic effects.

Technical Data

M. Wt 236.74
Formula C13H16N2.HCl
Storage Desiccate at RT
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 86347-15-1
Smiles Cl.CC(C1=CN=CN1)C1=C(C)C(C)=CC=C1

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Virtanen et al (1988) Characterization of the selectivity, specificity and potency of medetomidine as an α2-adrenoceptor agonist. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 150 9 PMID: 2900154

Savola et al (1986) Evidence for medetomidine as a selective and potent agonist at alpha 2-adrenoceptors. J.Aut.Pharmacol. 6 275

Scheinin et al (1989) Medetomidine - a novel α2-adrenoceptor agonist: a review of its pharmacodynamic effects. Prog.Neuro-Psychopharm.Biol.Psychiat. 13 635

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