Chemical Component Summary

FormulaC10 H14 N2
Molecular Weight162.23
Isomeric SMILESCN1CCC[C@H]1c2cccnc2

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count26
Chiral Atom Count1
Bond Count27
Aromatic Bond Count6

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB00184 
DescriptionNicotine is highly toxic alkaloid. It is the prototypical agonist at nicotinic cholinergic receptors where it dramatically stimulates neurons and ultimately blocks synaptic transmission. Nicotine is also important medically because of its presence in tobacco smoke.
  • 3-(2-(N-methylpyrrolidinyl))pyridine
  • Nicotine
  • (S)-3-(1-methylpyrrolidin-2-yl)pyridine
  • 3-(N-methylpyrollidino)pyridine
  • Nicotine bitartrate dihydrate
Brand Names
  • Nicotine Polacrilex coated mint
  • Nictoine Gum
  • Mini Nicotine
  • Stop Smoking Aid Nicotine
  • Thrive
IndicationFor the relief of nicotine withdrawal symptoms and as an aid to smoking cessation.
  • Agents producing tachycardia
  • Alkaloids
  • Autonomic Agents
  • Cholinergic Agents
  • Cholinergic Agonists
CAS number54-11-5

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-4MELGGPGAPRLLPPLLLLLGTGLLRASSHVETRAHAEERLLKKLFSGYNK...unknownagonist
Neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-7MRCSPGGVWLALAASLLHVSLQGEFQRKLYKELVKNYNPLERPVANDSQP...unknownagonist
Neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit beta-2MARRCGPVALLLGFGLLRLCSGVWGTDTEERLVEHLLDPSRYNKLIRPAT...unknownagonist
Neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-2MGPSCPVFLSFTKLSLWWLLLTPAGGEEAKRPPPRAPGDPLSSPSPTALP...unknownagonist
Neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-3MGSGPLSLPLALSPPRLLLLLLLSLLPVARASEAEHRLFERLFEDYNEII...unknownagonist
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Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682