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Title: Cubebin
CAS Registry Number: 18423-69-3
CAS Name: 3,4-Bis(1,3-benzodioxol-5-ylmethyl)tetrahydro-2-furanol
Additional Names: tetrahydro-3,4-dipiperonyl-2-furanol; 5-hydroxy-3,4-bis(3,4-methylenedioxybenzyl)tetrahydrofuran
Molecular Formula: C20H20O6
Molecular Weight: 356.37
Percent Composition: C 67.41%, H 5.66%, O 26.94%
Literature References: From cubeb. Isoln: Capitaine, Soubeiran, Ann. 31, 190 (1839). Structure: Haworth, Kelly, Chem. Ind. (London) 1936, 901; Haensel et al., Arch. Pharm. 300, 559 (1967). Synthesis: Batterbee et al., J. Chem. Soc. C 1969, 2470.
Properties: Slender prisms from methanol, mp 131-132°. [a]D14 -17° (acetone). Practically insol in water. Sol in alcohol, chloroform, ether.
Melting point: mp 131-132°
Optical Rotation: [a]D14 -17° (acetone)
NOTE: "Cubebine" is the French designation for ethereal extract of cubeb.

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