melatonin safety (fwd)
jkenner at cello.gina.calstate.edu
Wed Oct 25 17:48:00 EST 1995
> >I seriously doubt that tryptophan, synthetic or otherwise, is the source
> >for COMMERCIALLY SOLD melatonin.
> >Itis a great starting point for BIOSYNTHESIS however.
rsamuel at cix.compulink.co.uk ("Bob Samuel") writes:
> Well, working for a company that manufactures melatonin commercially, I
> can safely say that tryptophan is not the starting material for the
> synthesis. I'm not going to tell you what is though...
acetyl chloride and 5-methoxy tryptamine, perhaps...
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