Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 08:17:10 -0400
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From: Kim Auletta <kauletta**At_Symbol_Here**NOTES.CC.SUNYSB.EDU>
Subject: Dulcamarine safety
Our undergrad bio labs want to make an extract of Bittersweet Nightshade 
(Solamun dulcamara) for use in the labs. I can't find any MSDSs for the 
extracts, but have found that there are 2 substances of concern, mostly 
for ingestion: dulcamarine (an "amorphous glucoside", provides the 
bittersweet taste) and solanine (an alkaloid, a CNS narcotic).

Other than treating this extract as an OSHA "Particularly Hazardous 
Chemical", does anyone have more specific safety info or guidelines?

Kim Auletta
Lab Safety Specialist
Stony Brook University

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