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Title: 3,5-Dibromo-L-tyrosine
CAS Registry Number: 300-38-9
Additional Names: b-(3,5-dibromo-4-hydroxyphenyl)alanine
Trademarks: Biotiren (Benvegna); Bromotiren
Molecular Formula: C9H9Br2NO3
Molecular Weight: 338.98
Percent Composition: C 31.89%, H 2.68%, Br 47.14%, N 4.13%, O 14.16%
Literature References: Obtained upon saponification of gorgonin, a substance isolated from coral (Primnoa lepadifera) stems: Mörner, Z. Physiol. Chem. 88, 139, 152 (1913). Prepd by the action of bromine vapor on tyrosine: Gorup-Besanez, Ann. 125, 281 (1863). By treating tyrosine in aq HBr with Br: Aloy, Rabaut, Bull. Soc. Chim. Fr. [4] 3, 392 (1908); Zeynek, Z. Physiol. Chem. 114, 275 (1921). Clinical evaluation in thyroid function: A. Isidori, Int. J. Clin. Pharmacol. Biopharm. 16, 180 (1978).
Derivative Type: L-Form dihydrate
Properties: Efflorescent needles, plates (orthorhombic) from water. When anhydr, dec 245°. [a]D20 +1.3° (c = 5 in 4% HCl). pK1 2.17; pK2 6.45; pK3 7.60. One gram dissolves in 250 ml water at 25°, in 30 ml at boiling temp. Slightly sol in alcohol; insol in ether. Freely sol in alkalies and in dil mineral acids. Forms HBr and HCl salts; stable in boiling water.
pKa: pK1 2.17; pK2 6.45; pK3 7.60
Optical Rotation: [a]D20 +1.3° (c = 5 in 4% HCl)
Derivative Type: DL-Form
Properties: Efflorescent prisms, platelets from water probably contg 1 mol water of crystn. Dec at about 245°. Aq solns are acid to litmus. Behaves as a monobasic acid when titrated with NaOH and phenolphthalein. One gram dissolves in about 590 ml water at 20°.
Therap-Cat: Thyroid inhibitor.
Keywords: Antihyperthyroid.

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