Present name. - Nicotylia. C10H14N2.
Characters. - A volatile liquid alkaloid obtained from Tobacco, and having a characteristic odour. It is soluble in water, alcohol, and ether. Its aqueous solution gives a yellowish-white precipitate with Perchloride of Platinum.
This powerful poison has not been proved, but some of its effects are given in Brit Journ. Horn., vol. xvii.
Preparation. - Solution in absolute alcohol.