|Synonyms:||9-Hydroxyfluorene, 9-Fluorenol, Hydrafinil|
|Molecular Weight:||182.222 g/mol|
|Storage:||Store in a dry, dark, sealed container at room temperature.|
|Stability:||Stable at least for 2 years when stored probably.|
9-Fluorenol, also known as Hydrafinil, is under the eugeroic class of compounds. Fluorenol is an alcohol derivative of fluorene. In the most significant isomer, fluoren-9-ol or 9-hydroxyfluorene, the hydroxy group is located on the bridging carbon between the two benzene rings. Hydroxyfluorene can be converted to fluorenone by oxidation.
The precise mechanism of action is still unknown. However, a few possible mechanisms have been proposed. Firstly, it is believed that Hydrafinil (9-Fluorenol) may function as a weak dopamine reuptake inhibitor, which means that it increases the levels of dopamine neurotransmitter.
Secondly, it has been hypothesised that Hydrafinil (9-Fluorenol) acts as a serotonin 5-HT6 receptor antagonist. 5-HT6 receptors are located in the central nervous system (CNS) and it appears that their blockage can lead to improvements of cognitive performance in many different learning and memory paradigms. In addition, serotonin and its system plays a very important role in both cognitive and behavioural control. Therefore, some of the mild mood improvements reported following the use of Hydrafinil (9-Fluorenol) are attributed to this system.