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Stereo skeletal formula of anisatin
IUPAC name
ChemSpider  YesY
Jmol-3D images Image
Molar mass 328.32 g·mol−1
log P -1.894
Acidity (pKa) 12.005
Basicity (pKb) 1.992
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
 N  (: YesY/N?)

Anisatin is an extremely toxic, insecticidally active component of the Shikimi plant.[1] It is used in folk remedies topically in Japan. Lethal dose = 1 mg/kg (i.p.) in mice. [2] Symptoms begin to appear about 1–6 hours after ingestion, beginning with gastrointestinal ailments, such as diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain, followed by nervous system excitation, seizures, loss of consciousness, and respiratory paralysis, which is the ultimate cause of death.[3]

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  2. ^ Kouno, J Chem Soc Perkin Trans 1:1537 1988
  3. ^シキミ(jpnese)

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