Title: Tryptophol
CAS Registry Number: 526-55-6
CAS Name: 3-Indoleethanol
Additional Names: 3-w-hydroxyethylindole; 2-(3-indolyl)ethyl alcohol; 2-indolyl(3)-ethanol; b-indolylethyl alcohol; 3-b-hydroxyethylindole
Molecular Formula: C10H11NO
Molecular Weight: 161.20
Percent Composition: C 74.51%, H 6.88%, N 8.69%, O 9.93%
Literature References: Prepd by treatment of indolemagnesium bromide with ethylene oxide: Oddo, Cambieri, Gazz. Chim. Ital. 60, 19 (1939); Snyder, Pilgrim, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 70, 1962 (1948); by Bouveault-Blanc reduction of 3-indoleacetic ester: Jackson, J. Biol. Chem. 88, 659 (1930); by treatment of indolemagnesium iodide with ethylene chlorohydrin: Majima, Hoshino, Ber. 58, 2042 (1925); from gramine: Snyder, Pilgrim, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 70, 3770 (1948). By lithium aluminum hydride reduction of methyl 3-indoleglycolate: Speeter, Anthony, US 3076814 (1963 to Upjohn).
Properties: Platelets from ether + petr ether, mp 59°. bp2.0 174°. Slightly sol in water. Sol in methanol, ethanol, ether, acetone, chloroform, ethyl acetate, glacial acetic acid. Moderately sol in benzene, amyl alcohol, hot carbon disulfide. Sparingly sol in petr ether.
Melting point: mp 59°
Boiling point: bp2.0 174°
TSQ Tsuduranine Tuaminoheptane Tuberactinomycin Tubercidin

Chemical structure of tryptophol
CAS number 526-55-6 YesY
PubChem 10685
ChemSpider 10235
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C10H11NO
Molar mass 161.20 g mol−1
Melting point 59 °C
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references
UV visible spectrum of tryptophol.

Tryptophol is an aromatic alcohol. This chemical compound induces sleep in humans.