CAS number 883973-98-6 YesY
ChemSpider 27444969 N
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C27H28N2O6
Molar mass 476.520
 N (verify) (what is: YesY/N?)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Yuremamine is a phytoindole alkaloid which was isolated and identified from the bark of Mimosa tenuiflora in 2005.[1] It may explain the oral psychoactivity of traditional preparations from Mimosa tenuiflora, which also contains DMT (dimethyltryptamine).

As a pure compound, yuremamine is a purple amorphous solid. It represents an entirely new family of indole derivatives. This compound contains dimethyltryptamine within its molecular structure. Perhaps yuremamine acts as an MAOI, being metabolically protected itself through intra-molecular hydrogen bonding of its tertiary amine, or perhaps yuremamine acts as a prodrug and releases DMT closer to its site of action.[2]

There has been speculation that yuremamine is identical with a crude substance described as a "dark red jungle spice", which has been solvent extracted from Mimosa tenuiflora, without the benefit of chromatographic separation.[3][4] However, there is no analytical evidence to suggest that yuremamine has been isolated by home extractors, and it is likely that the substance will decompose at the typical acidic or basic conditions used in such extractions.


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.