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CAS number 499-20-7 YesY
PubChem 161355
ChemSpider 141737 N
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Molecular formula C14H17NO7
Molar mass 311.29 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Dhurrin is a cyanogenic glycoside occurring in plants. Its biosynthesis has been elucidated.[1][2] Dhurrin is hydrolyzed in the stomach of an insect into a carbohydrate and aglycone. The aglycone is unstable and releases hydrogen cyanide.


  1. ^ Nielsen JS, Moller BL (1999). "Biosynthesis of cyanogenic glucosides in Triglochin maritima and the involvement of cytochrome P450 enzymes". Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 368 (1): 121–130. doi:10.1006/abbi.1999.1258. PMID 10415119. 
  2. ^ Nielsen JS, Moller BL (2000). "Cloning and expression of cytochrome P450 enzymes catalyzing the conversion of tyrosine to p-hydroxyphenylacetaldoxime in the biosynthesis of cyanogenic glucosides in Triglochin maritima". Plant Physiol. 122 (4): 1311–21. doi:10.1104/pp.122.4.1311. PMC 58967. PMID 10759528.