Chaconine

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Chaconine
Chaconine.svg
Identifiers
CAS number 20562-03-2 YesY
PubChem 442971
ChemSpider 391274 N
Beilstein Reference 77396
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Properties
Molecular formula C45H73NO14
Molar mass 852.06 g mol−1
Melting point 243°C
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

α-Chaconine is a steroidal glycoalkaloid that occurs in plants of the Solanaceae family. It is a natural toxicant produced in green potatoes and gives the potato a bitter taste.[1] Tubers produce this glycoalkaloid in response to stress, providing the plant with insecticidal and fungicidal properties.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Kuiper-Goodman, T. and Nawrot, P.S. "Toxin profile:Solanine and Chaconine" IPCS, INCHEM