Gigantine

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Gigantine
Gigantine structure.png
Names
IUPAC name
(1S)-6,7-dimethoxy-1,2-dimethyl-3,4-dihydro-1H-isoquinolin-5-ol
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
Properties
237.295
Molar mass 237.30 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Gigantine is an isoquinoline alkaloid found in Carnegiea gigantea and other related cacti.[1] Gigantine was first discovered along with Macromerine in 1967.[2] i It is found in significant quantities in many mescaline-containing cactus species, but it is unclear whether gigantine contributes in any way to their psychoactive effects.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bruhn JG, Lundström J (1976). "Alkaloids of Carnegiea gigantea. Arizonine, a new tetrahydroisoquinoline alkaloid". Lloydia. 39 (4): 197–203. PMID 957908. 
  2. ^ "Two New Alkaloids in Cacti" [macromerine and gigantine] J E Hodgkins, Tet. Lett., 14, 1321 (1967)
  3. ^ Shulgin AT, Perry WE. The Simple Plant Isoquinolines. Transform Press, 2002. ISBN 978-0-9630096-2-3