ergotinine

ergotinine

[ər′gät·ən‚ēn]
(organic chemistry)
An alkaloid and an isomer of ergotoxine that is a 1:1:1 mixture of ergocornine, ergocristine, and ergocryptine; crystallizes in long needles from acetone solutions, melting point 229°C, and soluble in chloroform, alcohol, and absolute ether.
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A new sensitive reaction for the ergot alkaloids, ergotamine, ergotoxine and ergotinine and its adaptations to the examination and colorimetric determination of ergot preparations.