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3-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-L-alanine
(CAS Number:59-92-7 Product Number:D0600)

Structure

3-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-L-alanine
Synonym L-DOPA
Synonym Levodopa

General Information

Product Number D0600

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Purity/Analysis Method >98.0%(HPLC)(T)
Storage Temperature
M.F. / M.W. C9H11NO4=197.19
CAS Number 59-92-7
Related CAS Number
MDL Number MFCD00002598
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Specification

Purity(HPLC) min. 98.0 area%
Purity(Nonaqueous Titration) min. 98.0 %
Specific rotation [a]20/D -11.0 to -13.0 deg(C=5, 1mol/L HCl)
Solubility in 1mol/L HCl almost transparency

References

Beilstein 14(1)681
Reaxys-RN 2215169
PubChem SID 87567249
Merck Index(14) 5464
RTECS# AY5600000

Transport Information

HS Number 2922.50.4000

Application

L-DOPA (Levodopa): A Precursor in the Biosynthesis of Dopamine

L-DOPA (Levodopa) is a bio-derivative of amino acid L-tyrosine [T0550]. It is a precursor in the biosynthesis of dopamine [A0305], noradrenaline [A0906] and adrenaline [A0173], and is used to increase dopamine levels in brain.

References

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