Record Information
Creation date2015-10-09 22:31:52 UTC
Update date2017-01-19 02:36:32 UTC
FoodComEx IDPC000669
FoodDB RecordNot Available
Chemical Information
DescriptionTryptophanol, also known as indole-3-ethanol or 3-(2-hydroxyethyl)indole, is a member of the class of compounds known as 3-alkylindoles. 3-alkylindoles are compounds containing an indole moiety that carries an alkyl chain at the 3-position. Tryptophanol is slightly soluble (in water) and an extremely weak acidic compound (based on its pKa). Tryptophanol can be found in a number of food items such as mixed nuts, butternut, rape, and atlantic herring, which makes tryptophanol a potential biomarker for the consumption of these food products. Tryptophanol exists in all eukaryotes, ranging from yeast to humans.
CAS Number526-55-6
Chemical FormulaNot Available
IUPAC nameNot Available
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C10H11NO/c12-6-5-8-7-11-10-4-2-1-3-9(8)10/h1-4,7,11-12H,5-6H2
Average Molecular Weight161.2004
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight161.084063979
Chemical Taxonomy
Description Belongs to the class of organic compounds known as 3-alkylindoles. 3-Alkylindoles are compounds containing an indole moiety that carries an alkyl chain at the 3-position.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganoheterocyclic compounds
ClassIndoles and derivatives
Sub ClassIndoles
Direct Parent3-alkylindoles
Alternative Parents
  • 3-alkylindole
  • Benzenoid
  • Substituted pyrrole
  • Heteroaromatic compound
  • Pyrrole
  • Azacycle
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Primary alcohol
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Alcohol
  • Aromatic heteropolycyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic heteropolycyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Experimental logPNot Available
Experimental Water SolubilityNot Available
Melting PointNot Available
Foods of Origin
FoodContent Range AverageReference
Production Data
Production Methodcommercial
Production Method ReferenceNot Available
Production Method Reference FileNot Available
Quantity AvailableProduction upon request
Delivery TimeNot Available
Storage Formsolid
Storage Conditions-80°C
StabilityNot Available
PurityNot Available
Spectral Data Upon RequestNot Available
Provider Information
Contact NameContact InstitutionContact Email
Rosa Vazquez
Commercial Vendors
AKSci J92632
AKSci Q758
MetaSci HMDB0003447
Tokyo Chemical Industry HMDB0003447
Toronto Research Chemicals T894700