Ibotenic acid - CAS 2552-55-8

Ibotenic acid(CAT: I010186) is a potent agonist of both NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptors and metabotropic glutamate receptors. It acts as an excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, affecting synaptic transmission and neuronal signaling. Due to its ability to activate NMDA receptors, ibotenic acid has been used in research to study the mechanisms of excitatory neurotransmission and neurodegenerative diseases. It is derived from the Amanita muscaria mushroom and has hallucinogenic properties. Ibotenic acid has also been investigated for its potential therapeutic applications in certain neurological conditions.

Catalog Number: I010186

CAS Number: 2552-55-8

PubChem Substance ID:355173124

Molecular Formula: C5H6N2O4

Molecular Weight:158.113

Purity: ≥95%

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Synonymsα-Amino-(3-hydroxy-5-isoxazolyl)acetic acid


Molecular Formula: C5H6N2O4
Molecular Weight158.113
Target:NMDA Receptor
SolubilitySoluble to 10 mM in water and to 100 mM in 1.1eq. NaOH
StorageDesiccate at -20C

Computed Descriptor

IUPAC Name2-amino-2-(3-oxo-1,2-oxazol-5-yl)acetic acid