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C23H26N2O4 BRUCINE

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 677 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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C23H26N2O4 BRUCINE, an alkaloid isolated in 1819 by J. Pelletier and J. B. Caventou from " false Angustura bark." It crystallizes in prisms with four molecules of water; when anhydrous it melts at 178°. It is very similar to strychnine (q.v.), both chemically and physiologically.
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