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CAS RN: 57-24-9 | Product Number: S0249


Purity: >98.0%(T)(HPLC)
1   ≥20 

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Product Number S0249
Purity / Analysis Method >98.0%(T)(HPLC)
Molecular Formula / Molecular Weight C__2__1H__2__2N__2O__2 = 334.42  
Physical State (20 deg.C) Solid
CAS RN 57-24-9
Reaxys Registry Number 52979
PubChem Substance ID 87575778
SDBS (AIST Spectral DB) 7596
Merck Index (14) 8855
MDL Number


Appearance White to Light yellow powder to crystal
Purity(HPLC) min. 98.0 area%
Purity(Nonaqueous Titration) min. 98.0 %
Specific rotation [a]20/D -100 to -108 deg(C=0.25, EtOH)
Solubility in Acetic acid almost transparency
Properties (reference)
Specific Rotation -108° (C=0.25,EtOH)
Solubility in water Insoluble
Degree of solubility in water 160 mg/l   25 °C
Solubility (soluble in) Chloroform
Solubility (slightly sol. in) Acetone
Solubility (very slightly) Methanol,Benzene,Ether,Ethanol
Pictogram Pictogram Pictogram Pictogram
Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H300 + H310 : Fatal if swallowed or in contact with skin.
H370 : Causes damage to organs.
H372 : Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
H410 : Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
Precautionary Statements P273 : Avoid release to the environment.
P260 : Do not breathe dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapours/ spray.
P262 : Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.
P280 : Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing.
P391 : Collect spillage.
P308 + P311 : IF exposed or concerned: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
P301 + P310 + P330 : IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor. Rinse mouth.
P302 + P352 + P310 : IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water. Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
Related Laws:
EC Number 200-319-7
RTECS# WL2275000
Transport Information:
UN Number UN1692
Class 6.1
Packing Group I
HS Number 2939790090
Strychnine: An Indole Alkaloid with Antagonistic Activity toward Glycine and Acetylcholine Receptors

Strychnine [S0249] is an indole alkaloid obtained from the seeds and bark of Strychnos nux-vomica, has been used as a rodenticide for more than a century. Glycine is an inhibitory transmitter to motor neurons and interneurons in the spinal cord. Strychnine is a neurotoxin which acts as an antagonist of glycine and acetylcholine receptors, resulting in disinhibition of motor neurons in the spinal cord.1,2) In addition, strychnine has been a target compound for total synthesis since it was first synthesized by the group of R. B. Woodward in 1954.3,4) Strychnine is poorly soluble in water, but its sulfate [S0094], nitrate [S0093] and hydrochloride [S0257] are moderately soluble in water. (The product is for research purpose only.)


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