Monofluoroacetic acid, the toxic principle of "gifblaar", Dichapetalum cymosum (Hook) Engl.

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  • Abstract:

    The identity of the toxic substance of "Gifblaar", Dichapetalum cymosum, has been established to be monofluoroacetic acid. The potassium and calcium salts as well as the p-nitrobenzyl and p-bromophenacyl esters of monofluoroacetic acid have been described.