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Title: Worenine
CAS Registry Number: 38763-29-0
CAS Name: 5,6-Dihydro-14-methylbis[1,3]benzodioxolo[5,6-a:5¢,6¢-g]quinolizinium
Additional Names: 13-methyl-y-coptisine
Molecular Formula: [C20H16NO4]+
Literature References: Protoberberine alkaloid isolated from root of Coptis japonica Makino, Ranunculaceae: Kitasato, J. Pharm. Soc. Jpn. No. 542, 48, 315 (1927); Acta Phytochim. 3, 175 (1927), C.A. 22, 1779-1780 (1928); in Coptis chinensis Franch., Ranunculaceae: Schramm, Wej-ds, Pharmazie 14, 405 (1959). Synthesis of 13-methyl-y-coptisine and its probable identity with worenine: T. R. Govindachari et al., Indian J. Chem. 9, 1313 (1971).
Derivative Type: Chloride
Molecular Formula: C20H16ClNO4
Molecular Weight: 369.80
Percent Composition: C 64.96%, H 4.36%, Cl 9.59%, N 3.79%, O 17.31%
Properties: Yellow needles from water, mp 288-289°.
Melting point: mp 288-289°
Derivative Type: Iodide
Molecular Formula: C20H16INO4
Molecular Weight: 461.25
Percent Composition: C 52.08%, H 3.50%, I 27.51%, N 3.04%, O 13.87%
Properties: Crystals from ethanol, mp 297-299°.
Melting point: mp 297-299°
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.

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