Erowid
 
 
Plants - Drugs Mind - Spirit Freedom - Law Arts - Culture Library  
Stunning Huichol Yarn Art
Donate $500 and get a beautiful Huichol yarn painting, hand
made by Huichol artists in Mexico. Proceeds go to the artists!
They make fabulous gifts! (12 & 24 inch pieces available.)
Kava Chemistry
by Erowid

See also NIH's Kava Chemistry & Toxicology Executive Summary, 1998
NAME :Kawain
CHEMICAL NAME :[R-(E)]-5,6-Dihydro-4-methoxy-6-(2-phenylethenyl)-2H-pyran-2-one
ALTERNATE CHEMICAL NAMES : 5-hydroxy-3-methoxy-7-phenyl-2,6-heptadienoic acid delta-lactone;
4-methoxy-6-(ß-phenylvinyl)-5,6-dihydro-alpha-pyrone
ALTERNATE CHEMICAL NAMES : 4-methoxy-6-styryl-5,6-dihydro-alpha-pyrone; kavain; gonosan
CHEMICAL FORMULAC14H14O3
MOLECULAR WEIGHT230.26
From the Merck Index 12th Edition





NAME :Methysticin
CHEMICAL NAME :[R-(E)]-6-[2-(1,3-Benzodioxol-5-yl)ethenyl]-5,6-dihydro-4-methoxy-2H-pyran-2-one
ALTERNATE CHEMICAL NAMES : kavahin; kavatin
ALTERNATE CHEMICAL NAMES : 5-hydroxy-3-methoxy-7-[3,4-(methylenedioxy)phenyl]-2,6-heptadienoic acid delta-lactone
ALTERNATE CHEMICAL NAMES : 4-methoxy-6-[.beta.-(3',4'-methylenedioxyphenyl)vinyl]-5,6-dihydro-.alpha.-pyrone
ALTERNATE CHEMICAL NAMES : 6-(3',4'-methylenedioxystyryl)-4-methoxy-5,6-dihydro-2H-pyran-2-one
CHEMICAL FORMULAC15H14O5
MOLECULAR WEIGHT274.27
From the Merck Index 12th Edition
CAS #9000-38-8





NAME :Yangonin
CHEMICAL NAME :(E)-4-Methoxy-6-[2-(4-methoxyphenyl)ethenyl]-2H-pyran-2-one;
ALTERNATE CHEMICAL NAMES : 4-methoxy-6-(p-methoxystyryl)-2H-pyran-2-one;
4-methoxy-6-(ß-phenylvinyl)-5,6-dihydro-alpha-pyrone
ALTERNATE CHEMICAL NAMES : 5-hydroxy-3-methoxy-7-(p-methoxyphenyl)-2,4,6-heptatrienoic acid delta-lactone
ALTERNATE CHEMICAL NAMES : 4-methoxy-6-[beta-(p-anisyl)vinyl]-alpha-pyrone; 6-(p-methoxystyryl)-4-methoxy-alpha-pyrone
CHEMICAL FORMULAC15H14O4
MOLECULAR WEIGHT258.27
MELTING POINT155-157 C
From the Merck Index 12th Edition