Chemical Component Summary

Name2-(2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl)acetamide
Identifiers2-(2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl)ethanamide
FormulaC6 H10 N2 O2
Molecular Weight142.16
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESNC(=O)CN1CCCC1=O
InChIInChI=1S/C6H10N2O2/c7-5(9)4-8-3-1-2-6(8)10/h1-4H2,(H2,7,9)
InChIKeyGMZVRMREEHBGGF-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count20
Chiral Atom Count0
Chiral Atomsn/a
Bond Count20
Aromatic Bond Count0
Leaving Atomsn/a

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB09210 Different stereochemistry
NamePiracetam
Groupsapproved
DescriptionPiracetam is a nootropic drug in the racetams group, with chemical name 2-oxo-1-pyrrolidine acetamide. It shares the same 2-oxo-pyrrolidone base structure with pyroglutamic acid. Piracetam is a cyclic derivative of GABA. In the United States, it is not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for any medical use and it is not permitted to be sold as a dietary supplement. In the UK, piracetam is prescribed mainly for myoclonus, but is used off-label for other conditions. Evidence to support its use for many conditions is unclear.
Brand NamesMyocalm
IndicationFor the treatment of myoclonus (brief, involuntary twitching of a muscle or a group of muscles).
Categories
  • Acetamides
  • Acetates
  • Acids, Acyclic
  • Amides
  • Carboxylic Acids
ATC-CodeN06BX03
CAS number7491-74-9