Conhydrine-obtained from the seeds of Conium maculatum L.

C. Conhydrine

Biological Source It is obtained from the seeds of Conium maculatum L. (Umbelliferae).
Chemical Structure

[R-(R*, S*)-a-Ethyl-2-piperidine methanol.
Characteristic Features
(i) The crystals obtained from ether has mp 121°C, bp 226°C and [α]+ 10°C.
(ii) It is slightly soluble in water, but easily soluble in ethanol, ether and chloroform.
Source:Pharmacognosy And Pharmacobiotechnology By Ashutosh Kar

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