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Bulbocapnine Properties


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Bulbocapnine is an alkaloid found in Corydalis and Dicentra, herbs in the family Fumariaceae that can cause fatal poisoning in sheep and cattle. It has been shown to act as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, and inhibits biosynthesis of dopamine via inhibition of the enzyme tyrosine hydroxylase. It has been used in the treatment of muscular tremors and vestibular nystagmus.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 298-45-3
Density 1.342g/cm3
EINECS Number 206-061-1
IUPAC Name (S)-6,7,7a,8-Tetrahydro-11-methoxy-7-methyl-5H- benzo[g]-1,3-benzodioxolo-[6,5,4-de]quinolin-2-ol
InChI 1S/C19H19NO4/c1-20-6-5-11-8-14-19(24-9-23-14)17-15(11)12(20)7-10-3-4-13(22-2)18(21)16(10)17/h3-4,8,12,21H,5-7,9H2,1-2H3/t12-/m0/s1
Melting Point 201-203 °C
Molar Mass 325.36 g/mol
Molecular Formula C19H19NO4
Synonyms Bulbocapnine;5H-Benzo[g]-1,3-benzodioxolo[6,5,4-de]quinolin-12-ol,6,7,7a,8-tetrahydro-11-methoxy-7-methyl-, (7aS)-;(+)-Bulbocapnine;(S)-(+)-Bulbocapnine