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Systematic (IUPAC) name
1,2-bis(3-hydroxy-4-hydroxymethyl- 2-methylpyridin- 5-ylmethyl) disulfane
CAS number 1098-97-1
ATC code N06BX02
PubChem 14190
Chemical data
Formula C16H20N2O4S2 
Mol. mass 368.473
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Pyritinol (or Pyrithioxin) is a strong synthetic antioxidant and nootropic.[citation needed] Chemically, it is related to vitamin B6 compounds, such as pyridoxine.[citation needed]. It increases the brain's electrical firing rate[citation needed] and boosts glucose metabolism.[citation needed]

One small study with 12 subjects given pyritinol showed an improvement in performance on tests of reaction time, but not on memory tests.[1]


  1. ^ Hindmarch I, Coleston D, Kerr J (1990). "Psychopharmacological effects of pyritinol in normal volunteers". Neuropsychobiology 24 (3): 159-64. PMID 2135070.
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