The title compound was prepared by hydrogenolytic deprotection of the corresponding N-benzyl derivative, which had previously been synthesized by a Picted-Spengler condensation of the corresponding arylethylamine. It crystallizes from dichloromethane/methanol in the orthorhombic system, space group P212121; a = 1305.7(2), b = 1400.3(3), c =727.4(1) pm. Hydrogen bonds between Cl and OH and NH2 groups cause a three-dimensional arrangement. �� 1995 Verlag der Zeitschrift f��r Naturforschung. All rights reserved.