Tetraethylammonium chloride (TEAC) is a quaternary ammonium compound, which has been used as the source of tetraethylammonium ions in pharmacological and physiological studies.
In vitro: Tetraethylammonium (TEA) is a small ion that is thought to block open K channels by binding either to an internal or to an external site. For this reason, it has been used to probe the ion conduction pathway or pore of K channel mutants and a K channel chimera. TEA blocks K+ channels at two sites, which define the inner and outer mouths of the channel pores .
In vivo: Vasorelaxant effect of taurine can be diminished by TEA in rat isolated arteries 
Clinical trial: TEAC blocks both sympathetic and parasympathetic transmission at the ganglia. TEAC can relieve the pain of coronary artery disease. By the use of TEAC, the symptoms of Buerger's disease seem to be meliorated, at least temporarily. TEAC appears to be of little value in advanced arteriosclerotic diseases .
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 Niu LG, Zhang MS, Liu Y, Xue WX, Liu DB, Zhang J, Liang YQ. Vasorelaxant effect of taurine is diminished by tetraethylammonium in rat isolated arteries. Eur J Pharmacol. 2008 Feb 2;580(1-2):169-74. Epub 2007 Oct 25.
 SHEA PA, DUNKLEE PE, et al. Preliminary clinical investigation of tetraethylammonium chloride with particular reference to disorders of the circulatory system. Calif Med. 1948 Sep;69(3):193-6.
|Physical Appearance||A solid|
|Storage||Desiccate at RT|
|Solubility||≥16.5mg/mL in Ethanol|
|Chemical Name||tetraethylammonium chloride|
|Shipping Condition||Evaluation sample solution : ship with blue ice.All other available size: ship with RT , or blue ice upon request|
|General tips||For obtaining a higher solubility , please warm the tube at 37 ℃ and shake it in the ultrasonic bath for a while.Stock solution can be stored below -20℃ for several months.|