Marine Natural Products V2

Marine Natural Products V2

Chemical And Biological Perspectives

1st Edition - December 28, 1978

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  • Author: Poul Schever
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151863

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Marine Natural Products: Chemical and Biological Perspectives, Volume II, reviews the state of knowledge in the chemistry and biology of marine natural products. It attempts to bring together timely and critical reviews that are representative of major current researches and that, hopefully, will also foreshadow future trends. The first three chapters of this volume deal with marine carotenoids, steroids, and diterpenoids. This is followed by a chapter that examines a single phylum, the Coelenterata, and its metabolites. The Coelenterata is an almost exclusively marine phylum of some 9000 described living species. Research predicts that the coelenterates will yield a rich harvest of organic metabolites. The final chapter, which focuses on 13C NMR spectroscopy for structural elucidation, reveals the power of this instrumental method especially when applied to the difficult problems of polyhalogenated marine metabolites.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication

    List of Contributors


    Preface to Volume I

    Chapter 1 Marine Carotenoids

    I. Introduction

    II. Isolation, Identification, and Structural Elucidation

    III. Biosynthesis

    IV. Function

    V. Bacterial Carotenoids

    VI. Algal Carotenoids

    VII. Carotenoids of Marine Invertebrates

    VIII. Carotenoids of Marine Vertebrates: Distribution, Structures, and Metabolism

    IX. Carotenoids in Marine Sediments


    Chapter 2 The Sterols of Marine Invertebrates: Composition, Biosynthesis, and Metabolites

    I. Introduction

    II. Sterols of Marine Algae and Fungi

    III. Sterol Composition of Invertebrates

    IV. Origins of Invertebrate Sterols

    V. Steroid Hormone Metabolism

    VI. Ecdysone Production in Crustaceae

    VII. Saponins of Echinoderms



    Chapter 3 Diterpenoids

    I. Introduction

    II. Acyclic Diterpenoids

    III. Monocyclic Diterpenoids

    IV. Bicyclic Diterpenoids

    V. Tricyclic and Tetracyclic Diterpenoids

    VI. Bromoditerpenoids and Derivatives

    VII. Compounds from Diterpenoid Catabolism

    VIII. Diterpenoids of Mixed Biogenesis


    Chapter 4 Terpenoids from Coelenterates

    I. Coelenterates

    II. Terpenoids Isolated from Alcyonaria

    III. Artifacts

    IV. Distribution of Terpenoids in Alcyonaria

    V. Absolute Configuration

    VI. Variation of Terpenoid Content

    VII. Origin of Coelenterate Terpenoids

    VIII. Physiological Activity

    IX. Ecological Significance



    Chapter 5 Applications of 13C nmr to Marine Natural Products

    I. Introduction

    II. Monoterpenes

    III. Sequiterpenes

    IV. Diterpenes

    V. Nonterpenoid Compounds



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  • No. of pages: 406
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1978
  • Published: December 28, 1978
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151863

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