Planta Med 1981; 43(11): 304-306
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-971515
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Candicine from Stapelia gigantea

B. N. Meyer1 , J. L. McLaughlin1 , William J. Keller2
  • 1Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
  • 2School of Pharmacy, Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, Louisiana, USA
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30. März 2007 (online)


Hordenine (N, N-dimethyltyramine) was found previously in the title plant. The detection of tyramine, N-methyltyramine, and choline and the crystallization of candicine (N, N, N-trimethyltyramine chloride) is now reported for this species.