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NIMH Code: C-538
Compound Name: DL-p-Chlorophenylalanine
Alternative Name: (±)-p-Chlorophenylalanine; 2-amino-3-(4-chlorophenyl)propanoic acid
Abbreviation: PCP, PCPA, Fenclonine
PubChemID: 4652
CAS: 7424-00-2
Molecular Formula: C9H10ClNO2
Biological Activity: Selective and irreversible inhibitor of tryptophan hydroxylase
References: Burckhalter, J. H. ; Stephens, V. C., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1951, 73, 56-58. Jouvet, M., Neuropsychopharmacology, 1999, 21 (2 Suppl): 24S–27S.
Last Updated 2021-02-17 01:52 PM
Structure of C-538
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Since 1959, the NIMH Chemical Synthesis and Drug Supply Program has synthesized and distributed novel research chemicals, psychoactive drugs, and compounds that are unavailable from commercial sources to the scientific community working on research relevant to mental health.

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