Serpentine (alkaloid)

Serpentine is a terpene indole alkaloid produced by several members of the family Apocynaceae, including Catharanthus roseus[1] and Rauvolfia serpentina.[2]

Serpentine
Serpentine structure.svg
Names
IUPAC name
(19α)-16-(Methoxycarbonyl)-19-methyl-3,4,5,6,16,17-hexadehydro-18-oxayohimban-4-ium-1-ide
Other names
Methyl ester of serpentinic acid
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.038.684
Properties
C21H20N2O3
Molar mass 348.402 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Monforte-González, M; Ayora-Talavera, T; Maldonado-Mendoza, I. E; Loyola-Vargas, V. M (1992). "Quantitative analysis of serpentine and ajmalicine in plant tissues of Catharanthus roseus and hyoscyamine and scopolamine in root tissues of Datura stramonium by thin layer chromatography-densitometry". Phytochemical Analysis. 3 (3): 117. doi:10.1002/pca.2800030305.
  2. ^ Leete, Edward (1961). "Biogenesis of the Rauwolfia alkaloids alkaloids—II". Tetrahedron. 14: 35. doi:10.1016/0040-4020(61)80084-7.