770-05-8 Octopamine HCl AKSci J10619
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  J10619    AKSci Reference Standard
Octopamine HCl
, 99%, powder
alpha-(Aminomethyl)-4-hydroxybenzyl alcohol hydrochloride
(±)-1-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)-2-aminoethanol hydrochloride

CAS Number:770-05-8
MDL Number:MFCD00012881
Purity:99%, powder
Physical Form:Crystals
Melting Point:169-171°C
Long-Term Storage:Store long-term at 2-8°C

Solubility:H2O: soluble
Form:HCl salt


 Octopamine (beta, 4-dihydroxyphenethylamine) is an endogenous biogenic amine that is closely related to norepinephrine, and has effects on the adrenergic and dopaminergic systems. Octopamine HCl, a racemate, is an alpha-adrenergic sympathomimetic amine, biosynthesized from tyramine in the CNS and platelets and also in invertebrate nervous systems. It is used to treat hypotension and as a cardiotonic. The natural D(-) form is more potent than the L(+) form in producing cardiovascular adrenergic responses.. Under the trade names Epirenor, Norden, and Norfen, octopamine is also used clinically as a sympathomimetic agent. It is also a neurotransmitter in some invertebrates.

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[4] Jagiello-Wójtowicz E. Mechanism of central action of octopamine. Pol J Pharmacol Pharm. 1979 Sep-Oct;31(5):509-16.



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P261; P264; P270; P271; P280; P301+P312; P302+P352; P304+P340; P312; P322; P330; P363; P501

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