Cryogenine

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This article is about the alkaloid from the plants in the genus Heimia. For the antipyretic drug, see Phenicarbazide.
Cryogenine
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(10α)-4,5-dimethoxy-2-hydroxylythran-12-one
Clinical data
Legal status ?
Identifiers
CAS number 10308-13-1 N
ATC code None
PubChem CID 5315204
ChemSpider 4474587 N
ChEMBL CHEMBL1173218 N
Chemical data
Formula C26H29NO5 
Mol. mass 435.512 g/mol
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Cryogenine, also known as vertine or (10α)-4,5-dimethoxy-2-hydroxylythran-12-one, is a biphenylquinolizidine lactone alkaloid from the plants Sinicuichi (Heimia salicifolia) and H. myrtifolia. The compound has no psychoactive properties in humans up to 310 mg, but has shown anti-inflammatory activity similar to aspirin.[1]

The freebase form melts at 250–251 °C and is soluble in moderately polar organic solvents such as chloroform, methylene chloride, benzene, and methanol, but is insoluble in water and petroleum ether.

In the development of thin layer chromatography plates with diazotized p-nitroaniline spray, cryogenine produces a purple spot (as does sinicuichine, another biphenylquinolizidine lactone alkaloid found in Heimia species).

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  1. ^ M. H. Malone, A. Rother (1994). "Heimia salicifolia: A phytochemical and phytopharmacologic review". J. Ethnopharmacol 42 (3): 135–159. doi:10.1016/0378-8741(94)90080-9. PMID 7934084.