Chaconine

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Chaconine
Chaconine.svg
Names
IUPAC name
beta-D-Glucopyranoside, (3beta)-solanid-5-en-3-yl O-6-deoxy-alpha-L-mannopyranosyl-(1-2)-O-(6-deoxy-alpha-L-mannopyranosyl-(1-4))-
Identifiers
77396
20562-03-2 YesY
ChemSpider 391274 N
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PubChem 442971
Properties
C45H73NO14
Molar mass 852.06 g·mol−1
Melting point 243°C
Except where noted otherwise, data is 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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References[edit]

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