Picric acid, mercuric chloride, and alkaloidal “group reagents” give no precipitate.
There appears to be little doubt that the active principle in this beverage is a poison of an alkaloidal nature.
The root, leaves, and berries are poisonous, this property being due to the presence of an alkaloidal principle—Atropia.
We may take piperidine and coniine as examples of the methods followed in alkaloidal synthesis; these are pyridine bases.
A feebly basic or alkaloidal body, existing in and forming the active principle of ipecacuanha.
The table (p. 382) will give an idea of the alkaloidal content of the different parts of the plant.
The symptoms are described in detail, being in general, similar to those of alkaloidal poisoning.
Some of these substances are alkaloidal and are known as ferments or ptomains.