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NIMH Code: M-506
Compound Name: 6-Methoxymelatonin
Alternative Name: N-[2-(5,6-dimethoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)ethyl]acetamide
Abbreviation: N-Acetyl-5,6-dimethoxytryptamine
PubChemID: 189748
CAS: 69845-43-8
Molecular Formula: C14H18N2O3
Biological Activity: 6-hydroxymelatonin metabolite
References: Huebner, C. F.; Troxell, H. A.; Schroeder, D. C., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1953, 75, 5887-5890. Sharif, N.A., Curr. Drug Targets, 2010, 11, 978-993.
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Structure of M-506
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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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