(-)-Nicotine ditartrate

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Description: Prototypical nAChR agonist
Chemical Name: (S)-(-)-1-Methyl-2-(3-pyridyl)pyrrolidine (+)-ditartrate salt
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)
Citations (12)
Literature (1)

Biological Activity for (-)-Nicotine ditartrate

(-)-Nicotine ditartrate is a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonist (Ki values are 1, > 1000, 4000 and 7130 nM at α4β2, α1β1δγ, rat α7 and human α7 respectively). Exhibits vasoconstrictive, hypertensive and prothrombotic activity in vivo.

Technical Data for (-)-Nicotine ditartrate

M. Wt 462.41
Formula C10H14N2.2C4H6O6
Storage Desiccate at RT
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 65-31-6
PubChem ID 11957628
Smiles CN(CCC2)[C@@H]2[C@]1=CC=CN=C1.OC([C@H](O)[C@@H](O)C(O)=O)=O.OC([C@H](O)[C@@H](O)C(O)=O)=O

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Solubility Data for (-)-Nicotine ditartrate

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 46.24 100
DMSO 34.68 75

Preparing Stock Solutions for (-)-Nicotine ditartrate

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 462.41. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 2.16 mL 10.81 mL 21.63 mL
5 mM 0.43 mL 2.16 mL 4.33 mL
10 mM 0.22 mL 1.08 mL 2.16 mL
50 mM 0.04 mL 0.22 mL 0.43 mL

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References for (-)-Nicotine ditartrate

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Donnelly-Roberts et al (1998) ABT-594 [(R)-5-(2-azetidinylmethoxy)-2-chloropyridine]: A novel, orally effective analgesic acting via neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors: I In vitro characterization. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 285 777 PMID: 9580626

Xiao et al (1998) Rat α3/β4 subtype of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor stably expressed in a transfected cell line: Pharmacology of ligand binding and function. Mol.Pharmacol. 54 322 PMID: 9687574

Mayhan (1999) Acute infusion of nicotine potentiates NE-induced vasoconstriction in the hamster cheek pouch. J.Lab.Clin.Med. 133 48 PMID: 10385481

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⚠ WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Nicotine, which is known to the State of California to cause reproductive toxicity with developmental effects. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

12 Citations for (-)-Nicotine ditartrate

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for (-)-Nicotine ditartrate include:

Marzena et al (2021) Chronic Lorcaserin Treatment Reverses the Nicotine Withdrawal-Induced Disruptions to Behavior and Maturation in Developing Neurons in the Hippocampus of Rats. Int J Mol Sci 22 PMID: 33467149

Leão et al (2012) OLM interneurons differentially modulate CA3 and entorhinal inputs to hippocampal CA1 neurons. Nat Neurosci 15 1524 PMID: 23042082

Owaisat et al (2012) In vivo comparison of harmine efficacy against psychostimulants: preferential inhibition of the cocaine response through a glutamatergic mechanism. Neurosci Lett 525 12 PMID: 22877698

Jean-Marie et al (2022) β2* nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subtypes mediate nicotine-induced enhancement of Pavlovian conditioned responding to an alcohol cue. Front Behav Neurosci 16 1004368 PMID: 36311864

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Nicotinic ACh Receptors Scientific Review

Nicotinic ACh Receptors Scientific Review

Updated in 2014, this review by Sue Wonnacott summarizes the diverse structure and function of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and gives an in-depth review of the ligands available for nAChR research. Compounds available from Tocris are listed.