Internationally acclaimed for more than forty years, this serial, founded by the late Professor R.H.F. Manske, continues to provide outstanding coverage of the rapidly expanding field of the chemotaxonomy, structureelucidation, synthesis, biosynthesis, and biology of all classes of alkaloids from higher and lower plants, marine organisms, or various terrestrial animals. Each volume provides, through its distinguished authors, up-to-date and detailed coverage of particular classes or sources of alkaloids. Over the years, this series has become the standard in natural product chemistry to which all other book series aspire. The Alkaloids: Chemistry and Pharmacology endures as an essential reference for all natural product chemists and biologists who have an interest in alkaloids, their diversity, and their unique biological profile.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Indispensible reference work written by leading experts in the field * Provides up-to-date, timely reviews on compounds and classes of great interest * Covers synthesis, biosynthesis, biology, as well as isolation and structure elucidation * An essential research tool for anyone working with alkaloids from a chemical or biological perspective


Chemists, pharmacologists, and biochemists.

Table of Contents

D.J. Robins, Biosynthesis of Pyrrolizidine and Quinolizidine Alkaloids. A.L. Mueller, R. Roeloffs, and H. Jackson, Pharmacology of Polyamine Toxins from Spiders and Wasps. C. Szantay, Z. Kardos-Balogh, and C. Szantay, Jr., Epibatidine. G. Bringmann and F. Pokorny, The Naphthylisoquinoline Alkaloids. K. Iwasa, The Biotransformation of Protoberberine Alkaloids by Plant Tissue Cultures. Chapter References. Cumulative Index of Titles. Subject Index.


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@qu:"Authoritative, precise, thorough, and above all, permeated with enthusiasm." @source:--JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES @qu:"The most authoritative treatise on alkaloids." @source:--JOURNAL OF NATURAL PRODUCTS @qu:"An indispensable addition to the library of anyone in the field of alkaloid chemistry." @source:--JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY