5-Hydroxytryptophan Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

5-Hydroxytryptophan Properties


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5-Hydroxytryptophan is a dietary supplement made from the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia. 5-Hydroxytryptophan has been used in alternative medicine as an aid to relieve the symptoms of anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, insomnia, chronic headaches, and premenstrual syndrome, Binge-eating related to obesity, attention deficit disorder, and chronic headaches. 5-Hydroxytryptophan has also been used in treating certain seizures and symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White powder
Boiling Point 520.6 °C
CAS Number 56-69-9
Density 1.484 g/cm3
InChI 1S/C11H12N2O3/c12-9(11(15)16)3-6-5-13-10-2-1-7(14)4-8(6)10/h1-2,4-5,9,13-14H,3,12H2,(H,15,16)
Melting Point 298-300 °C
Molar Mass 220.22 g/mol
Molecular Formula C11H12N2O3
Synonyms 5-HTP;5-Hydroxy Tryptophan