Agent Name

DL-Dihydroxyphenylalanine

Alternative Name

DL-Dopa

CAS Number

63-84-3

Formula

C9-H11-N-O4

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(+-)-3-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)alanine; (+-)-Dopa; (R,S)-Dopa; 3-Hydroxy-DL-tyrosine; DL-3,4-Dopa; DL-Dioxyphenylalanine; DL-beta-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)alanine; 3-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-DL-alanine; Alanine, 3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-, DL-; DL-Tyrosine, 3-hydroxy-; [ChemIDplus] 3,4-Dihydroxy-DL-phenylalanine; DL-3-Hydroxytyrosine; DL-DOPA; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Dopa is an amino acid in the seedlings, pods, and beans of broad beans and velvet beans; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Levodopa."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.24E-10 mm Hg

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