5-Methoxytryptamine
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Title: 5-Methoxytryptamine
CAS Registry Number: 608-07-1
CAS Name: 5-Methoxy-1H-indole-3-ethanamine
Additional Names: 3-(2-aminoethyl)-5-methoxyindole; meksamin; mexamine
Molecular Formula: C11H14N2O
Molecular Weight: 190.24
Percent Composition: C 69.45%, H 7.42%, N 14.73%, O 8.41%
Literature References: Prepn: Supniewski et al., C.A. 55, 15458 (1961). Proposed as potentiator for hypnotics, sedatives. Claimed to be more active than serotonin: Mashkovsky, Arutyunyan, Farmakol. Toksikol. 26 (no. 1), 10 (1963).
Properties: Crystals from ethanol, mp 121-122°.
Melting point: mp 121-122°
 
Derivative Type: Hydrochloride
Molecular Formula: C11H14N2O.HCl
Molecular Weight: 226.70
Percent Composition: C 58.28%, H 6.67%, N 12.36%, O 7.06%, Cl 15.64%
Properties: Crystals, dec 248°.

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