trans-4-Hydroxycrotonic acid

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Cat.No. 0538 - trans-4-Hydroxycrotonic acid | C4H6O3 | CAS No. 24587-49-3
Description: GHB receptor ligand
Chemical Name: trans-4-Hydroxy-2-butenoic acid
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)

Biological Activity

Binds to the γ-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) receptor with higher affinity than GHB itself.  May be an endogenous ligand.

Technical Data

M. Wt 102.09
Formula C4H6O3
Storage Desiccate at +4°C
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 24587-49-3
PubChem ID 6155526
Smiles OC\C=C\C(O)=O

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 10.21 100

Preparing Stock Solutions

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 102.09. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 9.8 mL 48.98 mL 97.95 mL
5 mM 1.96 mL 9.8 mL 19.59 mL
10 mM 0.98 mL 4.9 mL 9.8 mL
50 mM 0.2 mL 0.98 mL 1.96 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Bourguignon et al (1988) Analogues of γ-hydroxybutyric acid. Synthesis and binding studies. J.Med.Chem. 31 893 PMID: 3361576

Hechler et al (1993) Gamma hydroxybutyrate ligands posses antidopaminergic and neuroleptic-like activities. J.Pharmacol.Exp.Ther. 264 1406 PMID: 8095552

Vayer et al (1985) Natural occurrence of trans-gamma hydroxycrotonic acid in rat brain. Biochem.Pharmacol. 34 2401 PMID: 4015683

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