Agent Name

Tryptophol

CAS Number

526-55-6

Formula

C10-H11-N-O

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

beta-Indol-3-ylethanol; Indole-3-ethanol (8CI); 1H-Indole-3-ethanol; 2-(3-Indolyl)ethanol; 3-(2-Hydroxyethyl)indole; 3-(beta-Hydroxyethyl)indole; 3-Indolylethanol; Ethanol, 2-indol-3-yl-; Ethanol, 3-indolyl-; IEA; Indole ethanol; Indoleethanol; [ChemIDplus] 1H-3-Indole-3-ethanol; 3-omega-Hydroxyethylindole; 2-(3-Indolyl)ethyl alcohol; 2-Indolyl(3)-ethanol; beta-Indolylethyl alcohol; 3-beta-Hydroxyethylindole; [Merck Index]

Category

Amino Acids and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Brown or yellow solid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in the organic synthesis of tryptamines and the drug indormin; Has been isolated from pine needles and marine sponges; Derived from tryptophan and produced by fungi and the trypanosomal parasite; [Wikipedia]

Comments

Causes somnolence in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice (LD50 = 351 mg/kg); [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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