Homovanillyl alcohol

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Homovanillyl alcohol[1]
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Names
IUPAC name
4-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-2-methoxyphenol
Other names
Homovanillic alcohol; MOPET; 3-Methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylethanol; 3-Methoxy-4-hydroxyphenethyl alcohol; 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenethanol, 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenethyl alcohol
Identifiers
2380-78-1 YesY
ChemSpider 16039 N
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PubChem 16928
Properties
C9H12O3
Molar mass 168.19 g/mol
Melting point 40 to 42 °C (104 to 108 °F; 313 to 315 K)
Hazards
R-phrases R36/37/38
S-phrases S26 S36
Flash point 113 °C (235 °F; 386 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Homovanillyl alcohol is a metabolite of hydroxytyrosol, which in turn is a metabolite of the neurotransmitter dopamine.

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