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Substance Name: Acetyl-L-carnitine
RN: 3040-38-8
UNII: 6DH1W9VH8Q
InChIKey: RDHQFKQIGNGIED-MRVPVSSYSA-N

Note

  • An acetic acid ester of CARNITINE that facilitates movement of ACETYL COA into the matrices of mammalian MITOCHONDRIA during the oxidation of FATTY ACIDS.

Molecular Formula

  • C9-H17-N-O4

Molecular Weight

  • 203.2363
 

Classification Codes

  • Central Nervous System Agents
  • Growth Substances
  • Micronutrients
  • Nootropic Agents
  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Vitamins
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Acetyl-L-carnitine
  • Acetylcarnitine

MeSH Heading

  • Acetylcarnitine

Synonyms

  • (-)-Acetylcarnitine
  • (R)-Acetylcarnitine
  • Acetyl-L-(-)-carnitine
  • Acetyl-L-carnitine
  • Acetylcarnitine, L-
  • ALCAR
  • Carnitine, acetyl-, L-
  • HSDB 7587
  • L-Acetyl carnitine
  • L-Acetylcarnitine
  • L-Carnitine acetyl ester
  • L-O-Acetylcarnitine
  • Levocarnitine acetyl
  • Nicetile
  • O-Acetyl-L-carnitine
  • O-Acetylcarnitine
  • R-Acetylcarnitine
  • UNII-6DH1W9VH8Q

Systematic Names

  • 1-Propanaminium, 2-(acetyloxy)-3-carboxy-N,N,N-trimethyl-, hydroxide, inner salt, (R)-
  • Ammonium, (3-carboxy-2-hydroxypropyl)trimethyl-, hydroxide, inner salt, acetate, L-

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 3040-38-8

FDA UNII

  • 6DH1W9VH8Q

Other Registry Numbers

  • 3624-25-7
  • 461-77-8
  • 541-68-4
  • 74832-89-6

System Generated Number

  • 0003040388

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/C9H17NO4/c1-7(11)14-8(5-9(12)13)6-10(2,3)4/h8H,5-6H2,1-4H3/t8-/m1/s1

InChIKey

RDHQFKQIGNGIED-MRVPVSSYSA-N

Smiles

CC(=O)O[C@H](CC(=O)[O-])C[N+](C)(C)C

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
mouse LD50 intravenous 795mg/kg (795mg/kg)   British UK Patent Application. Vol. #2008578,
mouse LD50 subcutaneous 8400mg/kg (8400mg/kg) SENSE ORGANS AND SPECIAL SENSES: LACRIMATION: EYE

BEHAVIORAL: CONVULSIONS OR EFFECT ON SEIZURE THRESHOLD

GASTROINTESTINAL: CHANGES IN STRUCTURE OR FUNCTION OF SALIVARY GLANDS
Acta Biologica et Medica Germanica. Vol. 35, Pg. 645, 1976.
rat LD50 intravenous 1265mg/kg (1265mg/kg)   British UK Patent Application. Vol. #2008578,