This compound is not an alkaloid and is believed to have no psychedelic action in man. However, being an allylbenzene, this metabolite of myristicin may possibly be metabolized further into an alkaloid in vivo as has been proven for myristicin and other similar allylbenzenes. The predicted activity for this compound's theoretical alkaloid metabolites is stimulation without psychedelic action because it lacks a methoxy group on the 3 position (the middle position) on the benzene ring.
In vitro tests indicate that this metabolite is created primarily by the P450 enzyme CYP3A4. The P450 enzyme CYP1A2 plays a minor role in its formation in vitro. CYP2A6, CYP2C19, CYP2D6, and CYP2E1 appear to play no role in creating this metabolite in vitro.
PubChem Compound ID: 11389746
Molecular Weight: 180.20048 [g/mol]
Molecular Formula: C10H12O3
IUPAC Name: 3-methoxy-5-prop-2-enylbenzene-1,2-diol
Canonical SMILES: COC1=CC(=CC(=C1O)O)CC=C