Clozapine dihydrochloride (water soluble)


Product overview

  • Name
    Clozapine dihydrochloride (water soluble)
  • Short description
    Water soluble prototypic, atypical antipsychotic. Binds to both serotonin and dopamine receptors.
  • Biological description

    Water soluble clozapine is a prototypic, atypical antipsychotic which binds to both serotonin and dopamine receptors (Ki values are 35, 83 and 22, 250 and 141 nM at D2, D3 and D4, D5, D1 and 12.6 and 13.2 nM at 5-HT2A and 5-HT2C receptors respectively) and also shows activity at other receptors.

    Clozapine shows high BBB permeability and is active in vivo. It shows antipsychotic, antidepression and anxiolytic activites.

    Recently, clozapine (which CNO rapidly coverts to) has been indicated to show high DREADD (hM3Dq and hM4Di) affinity and potency. Subthreshold clozapine injections are indicated to induce preferential DREADD-mediated behaviors.

    Clozapine also available

  • Biological action
  • Purity
  • Citations


  • Chemical name
    8-Chloro-11-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)-5H-dibenzo[b,e][1,4]diazepine dihydrochloride
  • Molecular Weight
  • Chemical structure
    Clozapine hydrochloride [54241-01-9]
  • Molecular Formula
    C18H19N4 · 2HCl
  • CAS Number
  • PubChem identifier
  • Source
  • InChi
  • InChiKey
  • Appearance
    Orange solid

Storing and Using Your Product

  • Storage instructions
    RT (desiccate)
  • Solubility overview
    Soluble in water (100 mM)
  • Handling
    Hydroscopic solid, contact with air may cause material to become sticky. Product performance should not be affected but we recommend storing the material in a sealed jar.
  • Important
    This product is for RESEARCH USE ONLY and is not intended for therapeutic or diagnostic use. Not for human or veterinary use

References for Clozapine dihydrochloride (water soluble)

  • Antipsychotic drugs: importance of dopamine receptors for mechanisms of therapeutic actions and side effects.

    Sunahara RK et alStrange PG (2001) Pharmacol Rev 53(1) : 119-33.
    PubMedID: 11171942
  • Cloning of the gene for a human dopamine D5 receptor with higher affinity for dopamine than D1.

    Sunahara RK et al (1991) Nature 350(6319) : 614-9.
    PubMedID: 1826762
  • Chemogenetics revealed: DREADD occupancy and activation via converted clozapine.

    Gomez et al (2017) Science 357(6350) : 503-507
    PubMedID: 28774929