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NIMH Code: O-501
Compound Name: D-(-)-Octopamine
Alternative Name: 4-(2-amino-1-hydroxyethyl)phenol
PubChemID: 4581
CAS: 104-14-3
Molecular Formula: C8H11NO2
Biological Activity: Norepinephrine derivative, a biogenic amine formed by ?-hydroxylation of tyramine, found naturally in many plants, used as sympathomimetic drug
References: Stohs, S.J., Drug Chem. Toxicol., 2015, 38, 106-112. Hengstmann, J. H.; Konen, W; Konen, C; Eichelbaum, M; Dengler, H. J., Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Arch. Pharmacol., 1974, 283, 93-106.
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Structure of O-501
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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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