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Ranunculin skeletal.svg
CAS number 644-69-9
PubChem 441581
ChemSpider 390250 YesY
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Molecular formula C11H16O8
Molar mass 276.24 g mol−1
Melting point 141–142 °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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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


  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.