Discontinued Product

(R)-Modafinil (Cat. No. 6131) has been withdrawn from sale for commercial reasons.
Description: Dopamine uptake inhibitor
Alternative Names: armodafinil
Chemical Name: (-)-2R-[(Diphenylmethyl)sulfinyl]acetamide
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Literature (3)

Biological Activity for (R)-Modafinil

(R)-Modafinil is a dopamine uptake inhibitor (IC50 = 4 μM). Increases extracellular dopamine (DA) levels in the nucleus accumbens and substitutes for cocaine in discrimination tests in mice.

Technical Data for (R)-Modafinil

M. Wt 273.35
Formula C15H15NO2S
Storage Store at +4°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 112111-43-0
PubChem ID 9690109
Smiles O=[S@](CC(N)=O)C(C1=CC=CC=C1)C2=CC=CC=C2

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References for (R)-Modafinil

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

Loland et al (2012) R-modafinil (armodafinil): a unique DA uptake inhibitor and potential medication for psychostimulant abuse. Biol.Psychiatry 72 405 PMID: 22537794

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Dopamine Receptors Scientific Review

Dopamine Receptors Scientific Review

Written by Phillip Strange and revised by Kim Neve in 2013, this review summarizes the history of the dopamine receptors and provides an overview of individual receptor subtype properties, their distribution and identifies ligands which act at each receptor subtype. Compounds available from Tocris are listed.

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