Safety (MSDS) data for l-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine

Safety (MSDS) data for l-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine


    Synonyms: 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine, 3-hydroxy-l-tyrosine, numerous trade names
    Molecular formula: C9H11NO4
    CAS No: 59-92-7
    EINECS No: 200-445-2

Physical data

    Appearance: white powder
    Melting point: ca. 295 C (decomposes)
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    Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Light and air sensitive.


    Harmful if swallowed. May be harmful by skin contact or inhalation. May cause irritation.

    Toxicity data
    (The meaning of any toxicological abbreviations which appear in this section is given here.)
    ORL-RAT LD50 1780 mg kg-1
    IPR-RAT LD50 624 mg -1
    IVN-RAT LD50 > 100 mg -1
    IVN-MUS LD50 450 mg -1

    Risk phrases
    (The meaning of any risk phrases which appear in this section is given here.)
    R22 R36 R37 R38.

Transport information

    Non-hazardous for air, sea and road freight.

Personal protection

    Safety glasses.

    Safety phrases
    (The meaning of any safety phrases which appear in this section is given here.)
    S26 S36.

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