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Chemical compound
Serotonin
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Nomenclature & Identifiers
CAS number 50-67-9
ChemSpider ID 5013
InChl 1/C10H12N2O/c11-4-3-7-6-12-10-2-1- 8(13)5-9(7)10/h1-2,5-6,12-13H,3-4,11H2
PubChem ID 5202
SMILES NCCc1c[nH]c2ccc(O)cc12
Properties
Formula C10H12N2O
Molar mass 176.215 g mol-1
Appearance White powder
Melting point 167.7 °C (441 K)
Solubility Slightly soluble (water)
Dipole moment 2.98 D
Hazards
MSDS MSDS link
LD50 60 mg/kg (oral, rat)
Related compounds
Related compounds Melatonin, psilocin, tryptamine, tryptophan.


Serotonin or 5-Hydroxytryptamine is a monoamine neurotransmitter primarily found in the gastrointestinal tract (GI) and central nervous system (CNS) of humans and animals. Chemically it is a tryptamine with a hydroxyl group at the 5 position and the molecular formula C10H12N2O. .[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. King MW. "Serotonin" The Medical Biochemistry Page. Indiana University School of Medicine. Retrieved 2009-12-01.