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Levocarnitine
Levocarnitine
Synonyms (-)-carnitine, L-carnitine, karnitin, (R)-carnitine, vitamin BT
Brand names Carnitor, VitaCarn
IUPAC name

IUPAC name
(3R)-3-hydroxy-4-(trimethylazaniumyl)butanoate
ChemSpider

10455

DrugBank

DB00583

PubChem

10917

PDB fields

N/A

Formula

C7H15NO3

InChI
InChI
1S/C7H15NO3/c1-8(2,3)5-6(9)4-7(10)11/h6,9H,4-5H2,1-3H3/t6-/m1/s1
InChIKey
InChIKey
PHIQHXFUZVPYII-ZCFIWIBFSA-N
SMILES
SMILES
C[N+](C)(C)C[C@@H](CC(=O)[O-])O
(Jmol 3D structure)
Mol. mass

161.1989 g/mol

Levocarnitine is an essential component of the human body, required for fatty acid metabolism; supplementation has been trialled for various different conditions.

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