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Histamine dihydrochloride

≥99.0% (AT)

2-(4-Imidazolyl)ethylamine dihydrochloride
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C5H9N3 · 2HCl
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≥99.0% (AT)


powder or crystals

ign. residue



≤0.2% loss on drying, 20 °C (HV)


244-247 °C
249-252 °C (lit.)


H2O: 0.1 g/mL, clear, colorless

anion traces

sulfate (SO42-): ≤200 ppm

cation traces

Ca: ≤10 mg/kg
Cd: ≤5 mg/kg
Co: ≤5 mg/kg
Cr: ≤5 mg/kg
Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
Fe: ≤5 mg/kg
K: ≤50 mg/kg
Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
Na: ≤50 mg/kg
Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
Zn: ≤5 mg/kg

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InChI key


Gene Information

human ... HRH1(3269)

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General description

Histamine is a hydrophilic amine derived from the decarboxylation of histidine by the enzyme L-histidine decarboxylase. Histamine has been shown to play a role in many physiological processes such as gastric secretion, neurotransmission, immune response, vasodialation, and inflammation. Additionally, studies have reported a role for histamine dihydrochloride with interleukin-2 (IL-2) in treatment of acute myeloid leukemia and in protection against alcohol-induced liver injury in rats.


1, 5, 25 g in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Histamine dihydrochloride has been shown to activate nitric oxide synthetase and suppress or inhibit the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Inhibition of ROS by histamine dihydrochloride allows activation of T cells and NK cells by IL-2. In a rat model, histamine dihydrochloride suppressed ROS generated by Kupffer cells through the H2 histamine receptor.

Other Notes

Substrate for the assay of histamine-N-methyltransferase (EC; Ion-pair extraction of histamine from biological fluids for its determination by HPLC with fluorescence detection


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Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Methods in Enzymology, 17B, 766-766 (1971)
D Tsikas et al.
Journal of chromatography, 614(1), 37-41 (1993-04-21)
A procedure for the selective ion-pair extraction of histamine from various biological fluids and tissues by using the ion-pairing agent bis(2-ethylhexyl)hydrogen-phosphoric acid has been developed. This procedure enabled routine determination of histamine in plasma, urine and tissue samples of humans
Elisabeth Gludovacz et al.
eLife, 10 (2021-09-04)
Excessive plasma histamine concentrations cause symptoms in mast cell activation syndrome, mastocytosis, or anaphylaxis. Anti-histamines are often insufficiently efficacious. Human diamine oxidase (hDAO) can rapidly degrade histamine and therefore represents a promising new treatment strategy for conditions with pathological histamine
Isabel Sanz-Vicente et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 412(18), 4261-4271 (2020-05-14)
Diamino-oxidase (DAO), horseradish peroxidase (HRP), and tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) have been immobilized into cellulose to obtain circular cellulose test supports (CCTSs) for the determination of cadaverine (Cad) and putrescine (Put). During the enzymatic reaction, TMB is oxidized and a blue spot

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