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Chemistry of Quinine

April 20th, 2008 · No Comments ·

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Chemical Formula: C20H24N2O2

Quinine molecule

Quinine is soluble in alcohol, ether, chloroform, carbon disulfide, oils, glycerol, and acids; very slightly soluble in water.  Today, it is established that quinine is made of 20 carbon atoms, 24 hydrogen atoms, 2 nitrogen atoms and 2 oxygen atoms: C20H24N2O2. The two hexagonal rings represent the quinoline structure which is common to most quinine derivatives such as chloroquine.

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