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IUPAC name
Other names
6,7-Epoxytropine; Scopanol; Scopin; 6β,7β-Epoxy-1αH,5αH-tropan-3α-ol
3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 155.20 g·mol−1
Melting point 75 to 76 °C (167 to 169 °F; 348 to 349 K)[1]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Scopine is a tropane alkaloid found in a variety of plants including Mandragora root,[2] Senecio mikanoides (Delairea odorata),[3] Scopolia carniolica,[4] and Scopolia lurida.[5]

Scopine can be prepared by the hydrolysis of scopolamine.[1][6][7] It can also be prepared in three steps from N-methoxycarbonylpyrrole and 1,1,3,3-tetrabromoacetone; the reagents are combined in a [4+3] cycloaddition, followed by a diastereoselective reduction with diisobutylaluminum hydride, and finally a Prilezhaev epoxidation with trifluoroperacetic acid affords scopine.[8]



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  2. ^ Staub, H. (1962). "The chemical constituents of the Mandragora root. II. The alkaloids". Helvetica Chimica Acta. 45 (7): 2297–2305. doi:10.1002/hlca.19620450703. 
  3. ^ Adams, Roger; Gianturco, Maurizio (1957). "Senecio alkaloids: mikanoidine, the alkaloid from Senecio mikanoides". Journal of the American Chemical Society. 79: 166–169. doi:10.1021/ja01558a045. 
  4. ^ Bendik, I.; Bauerova, O.; Bauer, S.; Mokry, J.; Tomko, J. (1958). "Alkaloids from Scopolia carniolica". Chemicke Zvesti. 12: 181–184. 
  5. ^ Szymanska, Miroslawa (1967). "Alkaloids in Scopolia lurida. Chromatographic analysis. Isolation of cuscohygrine". Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica. 24 (1): 59–64. 
  6. ^ Meinwald, J.; Chapman, O. L. (1957). "Alkaline hydrolysis of scopolamine methoxymethochloride: a new route to scopine". Journal of the American Chemical Society. 79 (3): 665–666. doi:10.1021/ja01560a042. 
  7. ^ Willstatter, Richard; Berner, Endre (1923). "Hydrolysis of scopolamine". Berichte der Deutschen Chemischen Gesellschaft B. 56 (5): 1079–1082. doi:10.1002/cber.19230560515. 
  8. ^ Hayakawa, Y.; Baba, Y.; Makino, S.; Noyori, R. (1978). "Carbon-carbon bond formation promoted by transition metal carbonyls. 19. General synthesis of tropane alkaloids via the polybromo ketone-iron carbonyl reaction". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 100 (6): 1786–1791. doi:10.1021/ja00474a021.