Acetylcholine Chloride

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Acetylcholine Chloride

2-acetyloxyethyl(trimethyl)azanium;chloride

60-31-1

Molecular Formula: C7H16ClNO2
Molecular Weight: 181.66 g/mol

Acetylcholine chloride is obtained as white or off-white hygroscopic crystals, or as a crystalline powder. The salt is odorless, or nearly odorless, and is a very deliquescent powder. Acetylcholine bromide is obtained as deliquescent crystals, or as a white crystalline powder. The substance is hydrolyzed by hot water and alkali

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Acetylcholine is an organic chemical that functions in the brain and body of many types of animals, including humans, as a neurotransmitter—a chemical released by nerve cells to send signals to other cells. Its name is derived from its chemical structure: it is an ester of acetic acid and choline. Parts in the body that use or are affected by acetylcholine are referred to as cholinergic. Substances that interfere with acetylcholine activity are called anticholinergics.

Acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter used…

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