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IUPAC name
beta-D-Glucopyranoside, (3beta)-solanid-5-en-3-yl O-6-deoxy-alpha-L-mannopyranosyl-(1-2)-O-(6-deoxy-alpha-L-mannopyranosyl-(1-4))-
ChemSpider  N
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Molar mass 852.07 g·mol−1
Melting point 243 °C (469 °F; 516 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
 N  (: YesY/N?)

α-Chaconine is a steroidal glycoalkaloid that occurs in plants of the Solanaceae family. It is a natural toxicant produced in green potatoes and gives the potato a bitter taste.[1] Tubers produce this glycoalkaloid in response to stress, providing the plant with insecticidal and fungicidal properties.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b Kuiper-Goodman, T. and Nawrot, P.S. "Toxin profile:Solanine and Chaconine" IPCS, INCHEM
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