5-Methoxytryptamine

  • Deacetylmelatonin
  • [2-(5-Methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)ethyl]amine
  • 3-(2-Aminoethyl)-5-methoxyindole
  • 5-Methoxy-1H-indole-3-ethanamine
Formula
C11H14N2O
Structure
Uses
Serotonin derivative proposed as potentiator for hypnotics and sedatives.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
608-07-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
210-153-7
RTECS
NL4059000
RTECS class
Drug; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
Merck
12,6083
Beilstein/Gmelin
145587
Beilstein Reference
5-22-12-00018

Properties.
Formula
C11H14N2O
Formula mass
190.25
Melting point, °C
122 - 125
Boiling point, °C
380
Vapor pressure, mmHg
6E-6 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Very soluble
pKa/pKb
4.01 (pKb)
Heat of vaporization
62.8 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Government approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Nitrogen oxides.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
184
Fire fighting
Extinguish using Water spray. Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Harmful. Harmful if swallowed.
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May be harmful if inhaled. Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of skin contact, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.