Melatonin
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Melatonin
Alias
Acetamide, N-(2-(5-methoxyindol-3-yl)ethyl)-
5-Methoxy-N-acetyltryptamine
Category
Non-ionic surfactants-Amine
CAS No.
73-31-4
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C13H16N2O2
Molecular Weight: 232.28
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: solid.
Solubility: soluble in water.
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: mouse intraperitoneal LD50: 1375mg/Kg;
mouse intravenous LD50: 180mg/Kg;
mouse oral LD50: 1250mg/Kg;
mouse subcutaneous LD50: > 1600mg/Kg;
rat intraperitoneal LD50: 1131mg/Kg;
rat intravenous LD50: 356mg/Kg;
rat oral LD50: > 3200mg/Kg;
rat subcutaneous LD50: > 1600mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent anti-oxidizing, dispersing, antistatic abilities. Hormone.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
actives*, %, ≥
95
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Use as pharmaceutical ingredient.
Antioxidant in personal care products.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/: 73-31-4

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