CAS number 20562-03-2
PubChem 104750
Beilstein Reference 77396
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Molecular formula C45H73NO14
Molar mass 852.06 g mol−1
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α-Chaconine is a steroidal glycoalkaloid chemical compound that occurs in plants of the Solanaceae family. It is a natural toxicant produced in green potatoes and gives the potato a bitter taste.[1] Tubers produce this glycoalkaloid in response to stress, providing the plant with insecticidal and fungicidal properties.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b Kuiper-Goodman, T. and Nawrot, P.S. "Toxin profile:Solanine and Chaconine" IPCS, INCHEM

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