Homovanillic acid

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Cat.No. 2875 - Homovanillic acid | C9H10O4 | CAS No. 306-08-1
Description: Fluorimetric reagent and major catecholamine metabolite.
Alternative Names: HVA
Chemical Name: (4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)acetic acid
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)
Literature (1)

Biological Activity

Fluorimetric reagent and major catecholamine metabolite. Used for fluorimetric determination of oxidative enzymes including glucose oxidase.

Technical Data

M. Wt 182.17
Formula C9H10O4
Storage Store at +4°C
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 306-08-1
PubChem ID 1738
Smiles OC1=C(OC)C=C(CC(O)=O)C=C1

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 9.11 50
DMSO 18.22 100

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 5.49 mL 27.45 mL 54.89 mL
5 mM 1.1 mL 5.49 mL 10.98 mL
10 mM 0.55 mL 2.74 mL 5.49 mL
50 mM 0.11 mL 0.55 mL 1.1 mL

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References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Marcelis et al (2006) Evidence that brain tissue volumes are associated with HVA reactivity to metabolite stress in schizophrenia. Schizo.Res. 86 45

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