Agent Name

Homovanillic acid

CAS Number

306-08-1

Formula

C9-H10-O4

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)acetic acid; 3-Methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylacetic acid; 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzeneacetic acid; HMPA; HVA; Vanillacetic acid; 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenylacetic acid; Acetic acid, (4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)- (8CI); Benzeneacetic acid, 4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-; [ChemIDplus] 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxy-alpha-toluic acid; [Merck Index]

Category

Other Biomolecules

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] White to pale brown crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A metabolite present in human urine; [Merck Index] ". . . a major catecholamine metabolite and is produced through out the body. It is used as a reagent to detect oxidative enzymes, and is associated with dopamine levels in the brain." [Wikipedia]

Comments

A skin, respiratory tract, and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

8.23E-6 mm Hg

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