Agent Name

Salvinorin A

CAS Number

83729-01-5

Formula

C23-H28-O8

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Divinorin A; Salvinorin; 2H-Naphtho(2,1-c)pyran-7-carboxylic acid, 9-(acetyloxy)-2-(3-furanyl)dodecahydro-6a,10b-dimethyl-4,10-dioxo-, methyl ester, (2S-(2alpha,4aalpha,6abeta,7beta,9beta,10aalpha,10bbeta))-; [ChemIDplus] (2S,4aR,6aR,7R,9S,10aS,10bR)-9-(Acetyloxy)-2-(3-furanyl)dodechydro-6a,10b-dimethyl-4,10-dioxo-2H-naphtho(2,1-c)pyran-7-carboxylic acid methyl ester; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Plant Toxins

Description

Colorless solid; [Merck Index] White film; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

One of the most powerful natural hallucinogens; The leaves are used in traditional medicine for divination and for treatment of anemia and excretory disorders; [Merck Index] "Salvinorin A can produce psychoactive experiences in humans with a typical duration of action being several minutes to an hour or so, depending on the method of ingestion." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; Targets the brain; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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