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IUPAC name
Other names
N-Methylcalifornine; N-Methylcrychine; N-Methylescholtzine; Eschscholtzine N-methosalt
3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 338.382 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Californidine is an alkaloid with the molecular formula C20H20NO4+. It has been isolated from extracts of the California poppy (Eschscholzia californica),[1][2] from which it gets its name, and from other plants of the genus Eschscholzia.[3][4]


  1. ^ Parfeinikov, S. A.; Murav'eva, D. A. (1983). "Eschscholzia californica alkaloids". Khimiya Prirodnykh Soedinenii (2): 242–243.
  2. ^ Tome, Franca; Colombo, Maria Laura; Caldiroli, Luisa (1999). "A comparative investigation on alkaloid composition in different populations of Eschscholtzia californica". Phytochemical Analysis. 10 (5): 264–267. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1099-1565(199909/10)10:5<264::AID-PCA469>3.0.CO;2-4.
  3. ^ Slavik, Jiri; Slavikova, L.; Haisova, K. (1967). "Alkaloids of Papaveraceae. XXXVI. Further alkaloids of Eschscholtzia douglasii and E. glauca, and on the constitution of californidine". Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications. 32 (12): 4420–4430.
  4. ^ Slavik, Jiri; Slavikova, Leonora (1986). "Alkaloids of the Papaveraceae. Part LXXXII. On alkaloids from the aerial parts of three Eschscholtzia species". Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications. 51 (8): 1743–1751. doi:10.1135/cccc19861743.