|Preferred IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||287.322 g·mol−1|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Rutecarpine or rutaecarpine is a COX-2 inhibitor isolated from Tetradium ruticarpum. It is claimed as one of the non-basic alkaloids.
In contrast to synthetic COX-2 inhibitors like Etoricoxib and Celecoxib Rutecarpine does not show their negative effects on the cardiovascular system; in fact it even does compensate for the adverse effects usually caused by COX-2 inhibition.