is an organic chemical of the catecholamine and phenethylamine families that plays several important roles in the brain and body. It is an amine synthesized by removing a carboxyl group from a molecule of its precursor chemical L-DOPA, which is synthesized in the brain and kidneys. Dopamine is also synthesized in plants and most multicellular animals.Dopamine
is a hormone an
neurotransmitter o the catecholamine an
that plays a nummer
o important roles in the human brain an
body. Its name derives frae
its chemical structur
: it is an amine that is formed bi removin
a carboxyl group frae
a molecule o L-DOPA.
Dopamine, a sympathomimetic amine vasopressor, is the naturally occurring immediate precursor of norepinephrine. Dopamine hydrochloride is a white to off-white crystalline powder, which may have a slight odor of hydrochloric acid. It is freely soluble in water and soluble in alcohol. Dopamine HCl is sensitive to alkalies, iron salts, and oxidizing agents.
CAS NO : 62-31-7