Damascenine

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Damascenine
Damascenine.svg
Names
IUPAC name
methyl 3-methoxy-2-(methylamino)benzoate
Other names
Nigelline
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
KEGG
MeSH C018499
Properties
C10H13NO3
Molar mass 195.2 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Damascenine is an alkaloid found in the plant Nigella damascena.[1] Damascenine is considered to be toxic as it induces hepatotoxicity (liver damage) and nephrotoxicity (kidney damage) in mice and in vitro assessed human erythrocyte (red blood cell) toxicity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Margout, Delphine; Kelly, Mary T.; Meunier, Sylvie; Auinger, Doris; Pelissier, Yves; Larroque, Michel (2013). "Morphological, microscopic and chemical comparison between Nigella sativa L. cv (black cumin) and Nigella damascena L. cv". Journal of Food Agriculture and Environment. 11 (1): 132–138.