|Systematic IUPAC name
1,2,3,4-Tetrahydroharmine; Leptaflorine; 2,3,4,9-Tetrahydro-7-methoxy-1-methyl-1H-pyrido(3,4-b)indole
3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||216.284 g·mol−1|
|Flash point||195.2 °C (383.4 °F; 468.3 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
THH itself does not inhibit monoamine oxidase. However other harmala alkaloids in B. caapi, namely harmaline and harmine, are reversible inhibitors of monoamine oxidase A. While THH may not play a significant role in the inhibition of MAO it may contribute psychoactivity as a serotonin reuptake inhibitor.
Harmala alkaloids are considered Schedule 9 prohibited substances under the Poisons Standard (October 2015). A Schedule 9 substance is a substance which may be abused or misused, the manufacture, possession, sale or use of which should be prohibited by law except when required for medical or scientific research, or for analytical, teaching or training purposes with approval of Commonwealth and/or State or Territory Health Authorities.
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- Poisons Standard October 2015 https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2015L01534