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IUPAC name
Other names
Purapuridine; Solancarpidine; Solanearpidine; Solanidine-S
ChemSpider  YesY
EC number 204-774-2
Jmol-3D images Image
Molar mass 413.65 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
 N  (: YesY/N?)

Solasodine is a poisonous alkaloid chemical compound that occurs in plants of the Solanaceae family.[1] Solasonine and solamargine are glycoalkaloid derivatives of solasodine.[1] Solasodine is teratogenic.[2]


It is commercially used as a precursor for the production of complex steroidal compounds such as contraceptive pills.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Everist, S.L., Poisonous Plants of Australia, Angus & Robertson, revised edition 1981, ISBN 0-207-14228-9
  2. ^ Kinghorn, A.D., Toxic plants, Society for Economic Botany (U.S.), pp75-76 [1]

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