Quinine Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Quinine Properties


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Quinine is a natural white crystalline alkaloid having antipyretic,antimalarial, analgesic (painkilling), anti-inflammatory properties and a bitter taste. It is a stereoisomer of quinidine which, unlike quinine, is an anti-arrhythmic. Quinine contains two major fused-ring systems: the aromatic quinoline and the bicyclic quinuclidine.Quinine is used parenterally to treat life-threatening infections caused by chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Quinine acts as a blood schizonticide although it also has gametocytocidal activity against P. vivax and P. malariae.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point 495.9°C
Brand Name Aflukin;Chinin;Chinine;Coco-Quinine;None;Quinine Dab
CAS Number 130-95-0
Density 1.21 g/cm3
EINECS Number 205-003-2
HS Code 29392110
InChI 1S/C20H24N2O2/c1-3-13-12-22-9-7-14(13)10-19(22)20(23)16-6-8-21-18-5-4-15(24-2)11-17(16)18/h3-6,8,11,13-14,19-20,23H,1,7,9-10,12H2,2H3/t13-,14-,19-,20+/m0/s1
Melting Point 176-177 ºC
Molar Mass 324.46 g/mol
Molecular Formula C20H24N2O2
RTECS Number VA6020000
Refractive 1.625 n/D
Solubility Slightly Soluble
Synonyms Quinine(8CI);(-)-Quinine;(8S,9R)-Quinine;(R)-(-)-Quinine;6'-Methoxycinchonidine;Chinine;NSC 192949