Alkaloid of Amorphophalus rivieri (devil's tongue)
(S)-2-Propylpiperidine is found in black elderberry. (S)-2-Propylpiperidine is an alkaloid of Amorphophalus rivieri (devil's tongue). (S)-2-Propylpiperidine belongs to the family of Alkaloids and Derivatives. These are naturally occurring chemical compounds that contain mostly basic nitrogen atoms. This group also includes some related compounds with neutral and even weakly acidic properties. Also some synthetic compounds of similar structure are attributed to alkaloids. In addition to carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen, alkaloids may also contain oxygen, sulfur and more rarely other elements such as chlorine, bromine, and phosphorus.
- Uses/Sources: (S)-2-Propylpiperidine is found in black elderberry.
- Health Effects: Disruption of the peripheral nervous system; respiratory paralysis; death.