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M12378-2 2mg solid $80
M12378-10 10mg solid $240


Tetramethylpyrazine (Ligustrazine), an alkylpyrazine isolated from Ligusticum wallichii (Chuan Xiong), is present in french fries, bread, cooked meats, tea, cocoa, coffee, beer, spirits, peanuts, filberts, dairy products and soy products as fragrance and flavouring ingredienexhibits. Tetramethylpyrazine (Ligustrazine) also has potential nootropic and anti-inflammatory activities in rats.

Product information

CAS Number: 1124-11-4

Molecular Weight: 136.19

Formula: C8H12N2



Chemical Name: tetramethylpyrazine

Smiles: CC1N=C(C)C(C)=NC=1C


InChi: InChI=1S/C8H12N2/c1-5-6(2)10-8(4)7(3)9-5/h1-4H3

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: DMSO : 50 mg/mL (367.13 mM; Need ultrasonic)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥360 days if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200

How to use

In Vitro:

Tetramethylpyrazine has been extensively used in China for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases for about 40 years. Because of its effectiveness in multisystem, especially in cardiovascular. Tetramethylpyrazine also has been used in various diseases, such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, cancers, and liver injury.


  1. Zhao Y, et al. Mechanisms and Clinical Application of Tetramethylpyrazine (an Interesting Natural Compound Isolated from Ligusticum Wallichii): Current Status and Perspective. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2016;2016:2124638.
  2. Wu W, et al. Tetramethylpyrazine protects against scopolamine-induced memory impairments in rats by reversing the cAMP/PKA/CREB pathway. Behav Brain Res. 2013 Sep 15;253:212-6.
  3. Kao TK, et al. Tetramethylpyrazine reduces cellular inflammatory response following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats. Exp Neurol. 2013 Sep;247:188-201.

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