Title: Gitalin
CAS Registry Number: 1405-76-1
Trademarks: Gitaligin (Schering)
Literature References: An extract of Digitalis purpurea L., Scrophulariaceae, once believed to be a single amorphous compd, is a stable, relatively constant mixture of digitoxin, gitoxin, q.q.v., and gitaloxin (16-formylgitoxin, Cristaloxine) with smaller amounts of several other glycosides and genins, together with minute amounts of other substances. Review of prepn and composition: Mitchell, Am. J. Pharm. 136, 71 (1964).
Properties: Amorphous powder. Readily sol in alcohol, slightly (but slowly) sol in water. A satd aq soln has pH of about 7.0 and an intensely bitter taste. Ref: N.N.D. 1960, 301.
Therap-Cat: Cardiotonic.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Cardiotonic.
Keywords: Cardiotonic.

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