Sentence Examples


  • NICOTINE, C10H14N2, an alkaloid, found with small quantities of nicotimine, C 19 H 14 N 2, nicoteine, C10H12N2, and nicotelline, C 10 H 8 N 2, in tobacco.
  • The alkaloid is obtained from an aqueous extract of tobacco by distillation with slaked lime, the distillate being acidified with oxalic acid, concentrated to a syrup and decomposed by potash.
  • The free alkaloid is strongly laevo-rotatory.
  • Opium is obtained from the latex of the opium poppy (Pa paver somniferum), which contains the alkaloid morphine.
  • It contains considerable quantities of the alkaloid pseudaconitine, which is the most deadly poison known.