- a colorless, viscous, toxic ptomaine, C5H14N2, having an offensive odor, formed by the action of bacilli on meat, fish, and other protein: used in polymerization and biological research.
Origin of cadaverine
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The precipitate contains the picrate of trimethylenediamine, mixed with the picrates of cadaverine and creatinine.
Cadaverine forms well-defined crystalline salts as well as compounds with metals.
The filtrate contains the cadaverine compound; this latter is recovered by evaporating off the ether-alcohol.
As stated before, it is less soluble in alcohol than the corresponding compound of cadaverine.
- a toxic diamine with an unpleasant smell, produced by protein hydrolysis during putrefaction of animal tissue. Formula: NH 2 (CH 2) 5 NH 2
- A syrupy, colorless, fuming ptomaine formed by the carboxylation of lysine by bacteria in decaying animal flesh.