Ranunculin

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Ranunculin
Ranunculin skeletal.svg
Names
IUPAC name
(2S)-2-{[(2R,3R,4S,5S,6R)-3,4,5-Trihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxan-2-yl]oxymethyl}-2H-furan-5-one
Identifiers
644-69-9
ChemSpider 390250 YesY
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PubChem 441581
Properties
C11H16O8
Molar mass 276.24 g·mol−1
Melting point 141–142 °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

Ranunculin is an unstable glucoside found in plants of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). On maceration, for example when the plant is wounded, it is enzymatically broken down into glucose and the toxin protoanemonin.[1][2]

Protoanemonin, the decomposition product of ranunculin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Protoanemonin". DrugLead. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Berger, Artur; Wachter, Helmut, eds. (1998). Hunnius Pharmazeutisches Wörterbuch (in German) (8 ed.). Walter de Gruyter Verlag. ISBN 3-11-015793-4.