Adrenochrome is a pigment which can be obtained by oxidation of adrenalin (epinephrine). The anti-hemorrhagic derivative Carbazochrome is used as a hemostatic medication.

Identification of Adrenochrome

CAS number: 54-06-8

PubChem: 5898

ChemSpider: 5687

Synthesize of Adrenochrome

It is synthesized in living organisms (in vivo) by the oxidation of the neurotransmitter hormone epinephrine. It can be synthesized in vitro (experimental biology that uses components of living organism isolated from their original biological context) by using Silver Oxide (Ag2O) as an oxidizing agent.

Adrenochrome Picture
Chemical Structure of Adrenochrome – C9H9NO3

Picture 1 – Chemical Structure of Adrenochrome

Chemical Formula of Adrenochrome

The chemical formula for this substance is C9H9NO3.

Properties of Adrenochrome

Here are some of the basic properties of this substance:

Molecular Mass: The molar mass of this material is 179.17 gm /mol

Density: Its density is 3.264 gm/ cm³.

Boiling Point: It decomposes at temperatures between 115 °C and 120 °C.

Solubility: Adrenochrome is soluble in water and methyl alcohol; however, it is almost insoluble in ether and benzene.

Psychoactive effects of Adrenochrome

According to megavitamin researchers Dr Abram Hoffer and Humphry Osmond, Adrenochrome is a hallucinogenic substance that might be responsible for mental illnesses like Schizophrenia. In the “Adrenochrome Hypothesis”, they said that mega doses of niacin and Vitamin C cures Schizophrenia by reducing Adrenochrome in the brain.

Is Adrenochrome legal?

There have been considerable amounts of controversy over whether it can be categorized as a psychotropic drug as consuming it results in mild euphoria. Buying, distributing and possessing this substance is generally considered legal in the United States. The supplement laws of U.S. regulate its sales as a supplement, while selling it for consumption as a drug or food is controlled by the FDA.

Uses of Adrenochrome

Adrenochrome Monosemicarbazone, also known as Carbazochrome is a derivative of Adrenochrome. It is believed to be able to decrease capillary fragility and to control micro vessel bleeding as well as bleeding from wounds. It is a prescribed medication for cases of haematuria, secondary hemorrhage from wounds, retinal hemorrhage and Hypersensitivity. However, one should be cautious while using this medication for infants and old people. It should not be used during pregnancy unless prescribed by a certified Doctor.