C14H17NO6
Indican In"di*can, n. [See {Indigo}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Chem.) A glucoside ({C14H17NO6}) obtained from woad (indigo plant, {Isatis Tinctoria}) and other plants (see {indigo}), as a yellow or light brown sirup. When purified it is obtained as spear-shaped crystals. It has a nauseous bitter taste. By the action of acids, enzymes, etc., it breaks down into sugar and indigo. It is the source of natural indigo. Chemically it is the 3-glucoside of indole, H-indol-3-yl-[beta]-D-glucopyranoside. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. (Physiol. Chem.) An indigo-forming substance, found in urine, and other animal fluids, and convertible into red and blue indigo (urrhodin and uroglaucin). Chemically, it is indoxyl sulphate of potash, {C8H6NSO4K}, and is derived from the indol formed in the alimentary canal. Called also {uroxanthin}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • C14H17NO6 — Indican Indican Général Nom IUPAC (2R,3S,4S,5R,6S) 2 (Hhydroxyméthyl) 6 (1H indol 3 yloxy)tétrahydropyran 3,4,5 triol No …   Wikipédia en Français

  • C8H6NSO4K — Indican In di*can, n. [See {Indigo}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Chem.) A glucoside ({C14H17NO6}) obtained from woad (indigo plant, {Isatis Tinctoria}) and other plants (see {indigo}), as a yellow or light brown sirup. When purified it is obtained as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indican — In di*can, n. [See {Indigo}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Chem.) A glucoside ({C14H17NO6}) obtained from woad (indigo plant, {Isatis Tinctoria}) and other plants (see {indigo}), as a yellow or light brown sirup. When purified it is obtained as spear… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Isatis Tinctoria — Indican In di*can, n. [See {Indigo}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Chem.) A glucoside ({C14H17NO6}) obtained from woad (indigo plant, {Isatis Tinctoria}) and other plants (see {indigo}), as a yellow or light brown sirup. When purified it is obtained as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uroxanthin — Indican In di*can, n. [See {Indigo}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Chem.) A glucoside ({C14H17NO6}) obtained from woad (indigo plant, {Isatis Tinctoria}) and other plants (see {indigo}), as a yellow or light brown sirup. When purified it is obtained as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Indican — Chembox new ImageFile=Indican.png ImageSize=200px IUPACName=(2 R ,3 S ,4 S ,5 R ,6 S ) 2 (Hydroxymethyl) 6 (1 H indol 3 yloxy)tetrahydropyran 3,4,5 triol OtherNames= Section1= Chembox Identifiers CASNo=1328 73 0 PubChem=441564… …   Wikipedia

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