Agent Name

Tomatine

CAS Number

17406-45-0

Formula

C50-H83-N-O21

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(3beta,5alpha,22beta,25S)-Spirosolan-3-yl O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-2)-O-(beta-D-xylopyranosyl)-(1-3))-O-(beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-4)-beta-D-Galactopyranoside; A''-Tomatidine; Lycopersicin; Tomatidine, glycoside; Tomatin; alpha-Tomatine; beta-D-Galactopyranoside, (3beta,5alpha,22beta,25S)-spirosolan-3-yl O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-2)-O-(beta-D-xylopyranosyl-(1-3))-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1-4)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Toxins

Description

White solid; [HSDB] Faintly beige powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Extracted from leaves of wild tomato plants; [Merck Index] Used as precipitating agent for steroids, a plant fungicide, and a therapeutic antifungal and anti-infective agent; [HSDB]

Comments

Has demonstrated growth inhibition of some fungi and bacteria; [Merck Index] Emergency treatment: Irritants; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

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