Applications L-Tyrosine is used in pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements and food additives. It is a precursor to alkaloids such as morphine, neurotransmitters, epinephrine, p-coumaric acid, thyroxine, pigment melanin and catcholamines. It plays a vital role in photosynthesis.
Solubility Soluble in hydrochloric acid. Slightly soluble in water.
Notes Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong reducing agents.