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5-Hydroxyindole is a hydroxylated indole used as a building block in the preparation of various pharmaceutical compounds such as indole based neurochemicals. 5-Hydroxyindole is a metabolite of Tryptophan. 5-Hydroxyindole displayed weak inhibitory activity on human melanoma tyrosinase. 5-Hydroxyindole also showed inhibition of serotonin transport by blood platelets.
Catalog #013893
FormBrown Solid
Melting Point106-108°C
SolubilityDMSO, Methanol
CAS Number1953-54-4
Molecular FormulaC8H7NO
Molecular Weight133.15
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological. Toxicity and Hazards: All products should be handled by qualified personnel only, trained in laboratory procedures.
Alternate names1H-Indol-5-ol; Indol-5-ol; 5-Hydroxy-1H-indole; NSC 87503;

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