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Hopantenic acid

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Hopantenic acid

Hopantenic acid
Stereo, skeletal formula of hopantenic acid
CAS number  YesY,  (Calcium salt) YesY
ChemSpider  YesY
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Molecular formula C10H19NO5
Molar mass 233.26 g mol−1
Related compounds
Related alkanoic acids
Related compounds Panthenol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)

Hopantenic acid (homopantothenic acid) is a central nervous system drug. Formulated as the calcium salt, it is used in the Russian Federation for a variety of neurological, psychological and psychiatric conditions and sold as Pantogam (Russian: Пантогам).[1]


  • Chemistry 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Hopantenic acid is a homolog of pantothenic acid. While pantothenic acid is the amide of D-pantoate and β-alanine, hopantenic acid is the amide of D-pantoate and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA). This change leads to an additional CH2 in the molecule.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Pantogam,
  2. ^ Kopelevich, V. M.; Evdokimova, G. S. Marieva T. D., Shmuilovich, L. M. (1971). "Synthesis of D-homopantothenic acid". Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal 5 (9): 534–536.  

External links

  • pantogab (hopantenic acid) -

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