Agent Name

Quinine sulfate dihydrate

CAS Number

6119-70-6

Formula

C20-H24-N2-O2.1/2H2-O4-S.2H2-O

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

6'-Methoxycinchonan-9-ol sulfate dihydrate, (8alpha,9R)-, (2:1) (salt); Chininum sulphuricum; Cinchonan-9-ol, 6'-methoxy-, (8alpha,9R)-, sulfate (2:1) (salt), dihydrate; Qualaquin; Quinine sulfate (2:1) (salt) dihydrate; Quinine, sulfate (2:1), dihydrate; [ChemIDplus] Quinamm; Quinate; [Merck Index]

Category

Food Additives

Description

Dull solid that turns brownish on exposure to light; [Merck Index] Powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Quinine is the main alkaloid of various cinchona plant species; Used as a flavor in carbonated beverages, antimalarial, muscle relaxant, and antiprotozoal for fish; [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

An irritant; Harmful by ingestion; The anhydrous form has produced effects in experimental animals including muscle weakness, interstitial nephritis, tinnitus, hepatitis, cirrhosis, acute pulmonary edema, visual field changes, cardiomyopathy, and reproductive effects; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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