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Melatonin

Chemistry 12: Organic Compound presentation.
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Transcript of Melatonin

Melatonin
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By: Shaheen M.
Contents.
1. Where is this melatonin found ? In what products ?
2. The scientific and common names for melatonin.
3. The structure of melatonin.
4. Functional groups present in melatonin.
5. Types of reactions occur.
6. Uses of melatonin.
7. Benefits/disadvantages of melatonin.
8. Interesting, random facts.
Focus: Melatonin, an organic compound.
BIG idea: learn about melatonin and understand what the molecule does.
Melatonin is a “hormone produced in the pineal gland that plays a role in regulating biological rhythms, including sleep and reproductive cycles.”
1. Where is this melatonin found ? In what products ?
2. The scientific and common names for melatonin.
Other common name(s): none
Scientific/medical name(s): N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine
3. The structure of melatonin.
4. Functional groups present in melatonin.
5. Types of reactions occur.
6. Uses of melatonin.
7. Benefits/disadvantages of melatonin.
8. Interesting, random facts.
Thank you for your attention ! (:
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