CAS number 8001-64-7
Molecular formula C34H62O11[1]
Molar mass 646.496 g/mol
Appearance White
Crystal structure rectangular prisms or crystalline powder
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Convallarin is a crystalline glucoside extracted from Convallaria majalis[2]

It may be obtained from the alcoholic extract of the residue from which the convallamarin has been removed with water. The alcoholic solution is treated with lead acetate, the filtrate freed from lead by hydrogen sulfide, and crystallised by concentration. An aqueous solution froths like soap and water when shaken. By long boiling with diluted acids it is split up into sugar and convallaretin.

Action and Uses

Convallarin causes nausea, and diarrhoea.


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  2. ^ "Materia Medica, General Therapeutics, and Pharmacy". The American Journal of the Medical Sciences 57 (114): 527–528. April 1869. 

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