StructureAminobutyric acid
CAS No. 56-12-2
EC No. 200-258-6
Synonyms Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA); GABA; 4-aminobutanoic acid

Aminobutyric acid

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a non-protein amino acid that is widely present in organisms. Several important physiological functions of gamma-aminobutyric acid have been characterized, such as neurotransmission, induction of hypotension, diuretic effects and tranquilizer effects. 

Its principal role is reducing neuronal excitability throughout the nervous system.


  • Food supplement industry, sold as a dietary additive
  • Further applications are Agro chemistry, Food supplement and API synthesis
  • It is also widely used as fertilizer and plant growth stimulator in the agrochemical formulation
  • For the production of many APIs in the pharmaceutical industry:
  • Buclizine: As an antihistamine and anticholinergic
  • Progabide: Antiepileptic drugs
  • Cromakalim: It has vasorelaxing effect. It is used in cardiovascular treatment.
  • Alendronic acid: It is a bisphosphonate medication used to treat osteoporosis and Paget's disease of bone.

Shelf Life

Under proper storage conditions the shelf life is 24 months.

Health & Safety

Detailed information on the product described can be found in our relevant Health and Safety Information (Material Safety Data Sheet).


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