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Triiodothyronine



Triiodothyronine
IUPAC name (2S)-2-amino-3- [4-(4-hydroxy-3-iodo-phenoxy)- 3,5-diiodo-phenyl]propanoic acid
Other names triiodothyronine
T3
cytomel
3,3',5-triiodo-L-thyronine
Identifiers
CAS number 6893-02-3
SMILES N[C@@H](Cc1cc(I)c(Oc2ccc(O)c(I)c2)
c(I)c1)C(O)=O
Properties
Molecular formula C15H12I3NO4
Molar mass 650.9776 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references

Triiodothyronine, C15H12I3NO4, also known as T3, is a thyroid hormone.

Additional recommended knowledge

This thyroid hormone is similar to thyroxine but with one fewer iodine atom per molecule. In addition, T3 exhibits greater activity and is produced in smaller quantity.

It is the most powerful thyroid hormone, and affects almost every process in the body, including body temperature, growth, and heart rate.

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