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Coptisine
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IUPAC name
Identifiers
CAS number 3486-66-6
PubChem 72322
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Properties
Molecular formula C19H14NO4+
Molar mass 320.319
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Coptisine is an alkaloid found in Chinese goldthread (Coptis chinensis).[1] Famous for the bitter taste that it produces, it is used in Chinese herbal medicine along with the related compound berberine for treating digestive disorders caused by bacterial infections.

Also found in Greater Celandine and has also been detected in Opium.[2]

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