DHICA (5,6-dihydroxyindole-2-carboxylic acid) is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of melanin.[1] It may tautomerise to form Dopachrome.

DHICA
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Names
IUPAC name
5,6-Dihydroxy-2-indolylcarboxylic acid
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
MeSH acid 5,6-dihydroxy-2-indolylcarboxylic acid
Properties
C9H7NO4
Molar mass 193.158 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pawelek JM (March 1991). "After dopachrome?". Pigment Cell Res. 4 (2): 53–62. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0749.1991.tb00315.x. PMID 1946209.