Valproic Acid, sodium salt

Aliases: Sodium valproate, 2-Propylpentanoic acid Na
Catalog No: 14021 Format: 5 g $35 Buy
Application: Histone Acetylation (HAT & HDAC)

Chemical Properties

MW = 166.2
CAS 1069-66-5
>98% (TLC); NMR (Conforms)


Histone deacetylase inhibitor (IC50 = 400 µM). Demonstrates neuroprotective, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activity. Inhibits Aβ production and neuritic plaque formation in Alzheimer's mouse models. Clinically useful anti-convulsant.


White powder. May be dissolved in water (50 mg/ml).

Storage Conditions

Store desiccated as supplied at 4°C for up to 2 years. Store solutions at -20°C for up to 3 months.


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Chemical structure of valproic acid, sodium salt.

Chemical structure of Valproic Acid, sodium salt.