Chemical Formula: C8H12ClNO2
Molecular Weight: 189.64
CAS Number: 62-31-7
Description: Dopamine hydrochloride USP, Light tan crystalline powder, >98.0% (HPLC, on dry basis)
Dopamine Hydrochloride is the hydrochloride salt form of dopamine, a monoamine compound with positive inotropic activity. Dopamine is a naturally occurring catecholamine formed by decarboxylation of dehydroxyphenylalanine and a precursor of norepinephrine and epinephrine. Dopamine binds to alpha-1- and beta-1- adrenergic receptors. It is one of the catecholamine neurotransmitters in the brain. Dopamine is a major transmitter in the extrapyramidal system of the brain, and important in regulating movement.