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Structure of Oenanthotoxin

Oenanthotoxin is a toxin extracted from hemlock water dropwort and other plants of the genus Oenanthe. It is structurally closly related to the toxine cicutoxin of water hemlock.[1][2][3]


  1. E. Anet, B. Lythgoe, M. H. Silk, S. Trippett (1953). "Oenanthotoxin and cicutoxin. Isolation and structures". Journal of the Chemical Society: 309–322. doi:10.1039/JR9530000309.
  2. L. A. King, M. J. Lewis, D. Parry, P. J. Twitchett, E. A. Kilner (1985). "Identification of oenanthotoxin and related compounds in hemlock water dropwort poisoning". Human Toxicology. 4 (4): 355–364.
  3. E. Anet, B. Lythgoe, M. H. Silk, S. Trippett (1952). "The Chemistry of Oenanthotoxin and Cicutoxin". Chemistry and Industry. 31: 757–758.