Anhalamine-obtained from the plant Lophophora williamsii

A. Anhalamine


Biological Sources It is obtained from the plant Lophophora williamsii (Lemaire) Coult. (Coctaceae) (Peyote), and Anhalonium lewinii. Henn. (Cactaceae).
Chemical structures

Anhalamine
Biosynthesis of Hordenine and Mescaline

1, 2, 3, 4-Tetrahydro-6, 7-dimethoxy-8-isoquinolinol, (C11H15NO3).
Characteristic Features
1. The crystals have mp 189-191°C.
2. Its uvmax (ethanol) is 274 nm (log € 2.90).
3. Solubility Profile: It is found to be almost insoluble in cold water, cold ethanol, ether and freely soluble in hot water, ethanol, acetone and dilute acids.
Identification Test Anhalamine Hydrochloride Dihydrat (C11H15NO3.HCl.2H2O): It is obtained as crystals from water having mp 258°C.
Uses It may play a minor role in causing hallucinatious.

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