Origin of nicotineFrench from nicotiane, the tobacco plant from Modern Latin nicotiana (herba), Nicot's (plant), after Jean Nicot (1530-1600), French ambassador at Lisbon, who first introduced tobacco into France (1560)
A toxic alkaloid, C10H14N2, that is found in the tobacco plant, constitutes the primary addictive substance in tobacco products, and acts as a stimulant at low doses.
Origin of nicotineFrench from New Latin nicotiāna nicotiana ; see nicotiana.
(usually uncountable, plural nicotines)
- The constitution of nicotine was established by A.
- By distillation over lime, the methyl group is removed from the pyridine ring, and the resulting a- pyridyl-Nmethylpyrrol gives i-nicotine on reduction.
- This base is resolved into its active components by d-tartaric acid, l-nicotine-d-tartrate crystallizing out first.
- In recent years the growth of the leaf under cloth tents has greatly increased, as it has been abundantly proved that the product thus secured is much more valuable - lighter in colour and weight, finer in texture, with an increased proportion of wrapper leaves, and more uniform qualities, and with lesser amounts of cellulose, nicotine, gums and resins.
- The peculiar properties of snuff are dependent on the presence of free nicotine, free ammonia and the aromatic principles developed during fermentation.