Adrenochrome

Adrenochrome
Structural formula of adrenochrome
Ball-and-stick model of the adrenochrome molecule
Names
IUPAC name
3-Hydroxy-1-methyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-indole-5,6-dione
Other names
Adraxone; Pink adrenaline
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard100.000.176
Properties
C9H9NO3
Molar mass179.18 g·mol−1
Density3.264 g/cm3
Boiling point 115–120 °C (239–248 °F; 388–393 K) (decomposes)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Adrenochrome is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C9H9NO3 produced by the oxidation of adrenaline (epinephrine). The derivative carbazochrome is a hemostatic medication. Despite a similarity in chemical names, it is unrelated to chrome or chromium.

Chemistry

In vivo, adrenochrome is synthesized by the oxidation of epinephrine. In vitro, silver oxide (Ag2O) is used as an oxidizing agent.[1] Its presence is detected in solution by a pink color. The color turns brown upon polymerization.

Other Languages
català: Adrenocrom
dansk: Adrenokrom
Deutsch: Adrenochrom
español: Adrenocromo
français: Adrénochrome
italiano: Adrenocromo
polski: Adrenochrom
русский: Адренохром
српски / srpski: Adrenohrom
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Adrenohrom
svenska: Adrenokrom