Melatonin

Melatonin

Synonyms N-Acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine; N-[2-(5-Methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)ethyl]acetamide

CAS Number: 73-31-4 Molecular Formula: C13H16N2O2 Molecular Weight: 232.283 g/mol

Beilstein Registry Number: 205542 EC Number: 200-797-7 MDL Number: MFCD00005655

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Melatonin

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Specifications
SKU 02102254-CF
Alternate Names N-Acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine; N-[2-(5-Methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)ethyl]acetamide
Base Catalog Number 102254
Beilstein Registry Number 205542
Biochemical Physiological Actions Hormone; mediates photoperiodicity in mammals; inhibits cerebellar nitric oxide synthetase; peroxynitrite scavenger. Melatonin has complex effects on apoptotic pathways, inhibiting apoptosis in immune cells and neurons but enhancing apoptotic cell death of cancer cells. Inhibits proliferation/metastasis of breast cancer cells by inhibiting estrogen receptor action.
CAS # 73-31-4
EC Number 200-797-7
Format Powder
Melting Point 117 °C
Molecular Formula C13H16N2O2
Molecular Weight 232.283 g/mol
Personal Protective Equipment Eyeshields, Gloves, respirator filter
RTECS Number AC5955000
Solubility >34.8 [ug/mL]
Usage Statement Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department.
UV Visible Absorbance λmax (methanol) 222 - 225, 276 - 279 nm
Vapor Pressure 1.4X10-7 mm Hg at 25 deg C (est)