3,4-Dihydroxyphenylethanol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

3,4-Dihydroxyphenylethanol Properties


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3,4-Dihydroxyphenylethanol is a phytochemical with antioxidant properties. In nature, it is found in olive leaf which is used for medical purposes, with immunostimulant and antibiotic properties. Studies have shown that a low dose of 3,4-dihydroxyphenylethanol reduces the consequences of sidestream smoke-induced oxidative stress in rats. It has been demonstrated to be a monoamine oxidase inhibitor. It functions as a potent inhibitor of monoamine oxidase B. In the brain, it degrades to Homovanillyl alcohol, via COMT. It is also a metabolite of the neurotransmitter dopamine.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Clear, colorless liquid
CAS Number 10597-60-1
Density 1.321 g/cm3
IUPAC Name 4-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-1,2-benzenediol
InChI 1S/C8H10O3/c9-4-3-6-1-2-7(10)8(11)5-6/h1-2,5,9-11H,3-4H2
Main Hazards Irritant, flammable
Molar Mass 154.16 g/mol
Molecular Formula C8H10O3
Solubility 5 g/100 ml
Synonyms 3-Hydroxytyrosol;3,4-Dihydroxyphenylethanol;Hydroxytyrosol;DOPET
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