|Molar mass||179.22 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||97 to 98 °C (207 to 208 °F; 370 to 371 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
It is typically isolated from various Fusarium species, and has been proposed for a various therapeutic applications. However, it is primarily used as a research tool.
Its mechanism of action is not well understood. It likely inhibits Dopamine beta-hydroxylase (the enzyme that converts dopamine to norepinephrine). It may also have other actions, such as the inhibition of cell proliferation and DNA synthesis.
It is used to make bupicomide.
- Yabuta et al., J. Agric. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 10, 1059 (1934).