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|Molar mass||152.15 g·mol−1|
|Boiling point||351 °C (664 °F; 624 K)|
Related 2-phenyl aldehydes
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|(what is ?)|
3,4-Dihydroxyphenylacetaldehyde (DOPAL) is a metabolite of the neurotransmitter dopamine. DOPAL is an important precursor of the major brain metabolites of dopamine, 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid and 4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-phenylacetic acid. DOPAL plays a role in Parkinson's disease. DOPAL has been chemically synthesized.
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- Li, W., Spaziano, V.T., Burke, WJ., "Synthesis of a biochemicallly important aldehyde - 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetaldehyde", Bio-Organic Chemistry, 26, 45-50, 1998.