DOPAMINE - (51-61-6)

Introduction

Name: dopamine; 4-(2-aminoethyl)benzene-1,2-diol; 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)ethylamine
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 51-61-6
Chemical Formula: C8H11NO2
Molar Mass: 153.17844 g
Mass Percent: C 62.727 %; H 7.2381 %; N 9.1440 %; O 20.889 % 

Classification

• organic • aromatic • phenol • primary amine

Uses/Function

• "Dopamine plays a significant role in activating the brain's reward center, which is located in the hypothalamus, an area of the lower middle of the brain..." 1

Bonding

Double Bonds: 3
Triple Bonds: 0
Sigma Bonds: 22
Pi Bonds: 3
Total: 25
Carboxyl Groups: 0
Hydroxyl Groups: 2

For More Information

Wikipedia
Magazines:
Maxmen, Amy. Dopamine's Role Linked to Location. Science News, August 2, 2008, p 8.

Sources

(1) - Suchocki, John. Conceptual Chemistry: Understanding Our World of Atoms and Molecules; Addison Wesley: San Francisco, California, 2001; p 456.