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NIMH Code: D-512
Compound Name: (±)-2,4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine
Alternative Name: 2-amino-3-(2,4-dihydroxyphenyl)propanoic acid
Abbreviation: 2,4-Dihydroxy-DL-phenylalanine
PubChemID: 251462
CAS: 24146-06-3
Molecular Formula: C9H11NO4
Biological Activity: Racemic mixture of L-DOPA, the precursor to the neurotransmitters dopaminem, norepinephrine, and epinephrine
References: Lambooy, J. P., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1954, 76, 133-138. Orosz, D.; Cohen, G., Eur. J. Pharmacol., 1987, 136, 441-444.
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Structure of D-512
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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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