Definition of tropane in English:

tropane

(also tropan)

noun

Chemistry
  • A liquid amine which is the parent of a series of alkaloids and other compounds occurring in plants, including atropine, hyoscyamine, and cocaine; any of these compounds. Frequently attributive, especially in "tropane alkaloid".

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Tropan, with subsequent remodelling of the ending after -ane.

Pronunciation

tropane

/ˈtrəʊpeɪn/