l-Octopamine in Citrus: Isolation and Identification

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Science  03 Jul 1964:
Vol. 145, Issue 3627, pp. 60-61
DOI: 10.1126/science.145.3627.60


l-Octopamine, [l-p-hydroxy-α-(aminomethyl)benzyl alcohol], has been isolated and identified from extracts of juice and leaves of the Meyer lemon. Identification was by chromatography, optical rotation, ultraviolet absorption curves, fluorescence spectra, and infrared spectroscopy. l-Octopamine has not previously been isolated and identified from plants.