5-Aminolevulinic acid (CAS No.: 106-60-5), is the prefix compound of tetrahydropyrrole. It is an essential substance for organisms to synthesize chlorophyll, heme, vitamin B12, etc. It is often used in agriculture to increase light and efficiency, promote color change, and so on.
As a new type of light-activated pesticide with high environmental compatibility and selectivity, 5-ALA is widely used in the agricultural field.
(1) Plant growth regulator
(2) Green herbicide
Medically, 5-ALA, as a new type of photodynamic drug, is used not only for the treatment of local or systemic skin cancer, but also for the diagnosis of bladder cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and lung cancer. As a photosensitizer, it has a wide range of applications and can be used for acne, actinic keratosis, various skin diseases, bladder cancer, condyloma acuminatum, upper gastrointestinal cancer, rectal cancer, breast cancer, port wine stains, age-related macular degeneration, Treatment of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. For example, the cure rate for basal cell carcinoma is 91%, the cure rate for acne is more than 95%, and the treatment of bladder cancer and psoriasis, which is considered a chronic disease, has achieved satisfactory results.