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Record Information
Version1.0
Creation Date2016-09-30 23:07:54 UTC
Update Date2020-05-11 22:30:23 UTC
MCDB ID BMDB0004095
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • BMDB04095
Metabolite Identification
Common Name5-Methoxytryptamine
Description5-Methoxytryptamine, also known as mexamine or 5-meot, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as tryptamines and derivatives. Tryptamines and derivatives are compounds containing the tryptamine backbone, which is structurally characterized by an indole ring substituted at the 3-position by an ethanamine. 5-Methoxytryptamine exists as a solid, possibly soluble (in water), and a very strong basic compound (based on its pKa) molecule. 5-Methoxytryptamine exists in all living organisms, ranging from bacteria to humans.
Structure
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Synonyms
ValueSource
2-(5-Methoxyindol-3-yl)ethylamineChEBI
3-(2-Aminoethyl)-5-methoxyindoleChEBI
5-MeOTChEBI
5-Methoxy-1H-indole-3-ethanamineChEBI
5-MTChEBI
5MOTChEBI
MexamineChEBI
2-(5-Methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)ethanamineHMDB
5-MotHMDB
Lopac-m-6628HMDB
MeksaminHMDB
MethoxytryptamineHMDB
Mexamine baseHMDB
MeksamineHMDB
5 MethoxytryptamineHMDB
5-MethoxytryptamineChEBI
Chemical FormulaC11H14N2O
Average Molecular Weight190.2417
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight190.11061308
IUPAC Name2-(5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)ethan-1-amine
Traditional Name5 methoxytryptamine
CAS Registry Number608-07-1
SMILES
COC1=CC2=C(NC=C2CCN)C=C1
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C11H14N2O/c1-14-9-2-3-11-10(6-9)8(4-5-12)7-13-11/h2-3,6-7,13H,4-5,12H2,1H3
InChI KeyJTEJPPKMYBDEMY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as tryptamines and derivatives. Tryptamines and derivatives are compounds containing the tryptamine backbone, which is structurally characterized by an indole ring substituted at the 3-position by an ethanamine.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganoheterocyclic compounds
ClassIndoles and derivatives
Sub ClassTryptamines and derivatives
Direct ParentTryptamines and derivatives
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Tryptamine
  • 3-alkylindole
  • Indole
  • Anisole
  • 2-arylethylamine
  • Alkyl aryl ether
  • Aralkylamine
  • Substituted pyrrole
  • Benzenoid
  • Heteroaromatic compound
  • Pyrrole
  • Ether
  • Azacycle
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Primary amine
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Primary aliphatic amine
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Amine
  • Aromatic heteropolycyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic heteropolycyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting Point121.5 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
logP1.41ALOGPS
logP1.33ChemAxon
logS-2.4ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)17.45ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)9.76ChemAxon
Physiological Charge1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count2ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count2ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area51.04 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count3ChemAxon
Refractivity56.84 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability21.32 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings2ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Concentrations
StatusValueReferenceDetails
Detected but not QuantifiedNot Applicable details
HMDB IDHMDB0004095
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB023311
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID1767
KEGG Compound IDC05659
BioCyc IDCPD-12018
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia Link5-Methoxytryptamine
METLIN ID7015
PubChem Compound1833
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID2089
References
Synthesis ReferenceSzmuszkovicz, J.; Anthony, W. C.; Heinzelman, R. V. N-Acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine. Journal of Organic Chemistry (1960), 25 857-9.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Download (PDF)
General References
  1. Sun HZ, Shi K, Wu XH, Xue MY, Wei ZH, Liu JX, Liu HY: Lactation-related metabolic mechanism investigated based on mammary gland metabolomics and 4 biofluids' metabolomics relationships in dairy cows. BMC Genomics. 2017 Dec 2;18(1):936. doi: 10.1186/s12864-017-4314-1. [PubMed:29197344 ]