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Levodopa

Abbreviation

L-DOPA

Chemical Name

(S)-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl) Alanine

Chemical Formula

C9H11NO4

Molecular Weight

197.19

Nitrogen Content

7.10%

CAS Number

59-92-7

Conforms To

USP, EP

Solubility

Slightly soluble in water

Assay

98.0% to 102.0%

Description

White to slightly off-white crystals or crystalline powder

Country of Origin

Japan

Manufacturing Process

Enzymatic

Packaging

500 g, 10 kg poly pail, 50 kg fiber drum

Additional Information

Levodopa is manufactured by the enzymatic method from catechol and pyruvic acid or by chemical synthesis using vanillin as the starting material. It is the main active pharmaceutical ingredient for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

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