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IUPAC name (2S,5R,5aS,5bS,7aR,9S,10aS,10bS,12aR)-Octadecahydro-5a,7a -dimethyl-2,5-epoxycyclopenta[5,6]naphth[1,2-d]azepin-9-ol
Other names Samandarin
Molecular formula C19H31NO2
CAS number 467-51-6
Molar mass 305.45
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Samandarin is the main steroidal alkaloid of the skin glands of the fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra). It is extremely toxic, causing strong muscle convulsions and high blood pressure combined with hyperventilation in vertebrates.

See also


  • "Salamander alkaloids. II. Samandarone and samandaridine, secondary alkaloids in the poison of the fire and alpine salamanders." Schopf, C.; Koch, K. Ann. (1942), 552 37-61.
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