Tryptamine is an endogenous amine durived from the amino acid tryptophan via tryptophan decarboxylase. It acts as a serotonin releasing agent and a serotonergic activity enhancer. It is primarily metabolized by MAO-A and MAO-B, and is also metabolized by SSAO.

Chemical Properties

PubChem Compound ID: 1150
Molecular Weight: 160.21568 [g/mol]
Molecular Formula: C10H12N2
XLogP3: 1.6
H-Bond Donor: 2
H-Bond Acceptor: 1
IUPAC Name: 2-(1H-indol-3-yl)ethanamine
InChI: InChI=1S/C10H12N2/c11-6-5-8-7-12-10-4-2-1-3-9(8)10/h1-4,7,12H,5-6,11H2
Canonical SMILES: C1=CC=C2C(=C1)C(=CN2)CCN

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