|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||388.37 g mol−1|
|Boiling point||595.5 °C (1,103.9 °F; 868.6 K)|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
Secologanin biosynthesis begins from geranyl pyrophosphate (GPP) taken from the mevalonate pathway used to make terpenoids. The formation of secologanin begins when GPP forms either 7-deoxyloganate or 7-deoxyloganin from some currently uncharacterized enzymes. 7-Deoxyloganate and 7-deoxyloganin can then be enzymatically reacted with NADPH to form loganate and loganin respectively. Loganate can revert to loganin by the use of an S-adenosyl methionine (SAM). Loganate and loganin can then undergo a further enzyme-catalyzed reaction to form secologanate and secologanin. Another SAM can react with secologanate to form secologanin. Secologanin is then able to proceed onto produce ipecac alkaloids.
- "Secologanin Biosynthesis". Retrieved 31 May 2011.