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.
Dedication List of Contributors Preface 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 References 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 Appendix References 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 References 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 Appendix References Chapter 5 Applications of 13C nmr to Marine Natural Products I. Introduction II. Monoterpenes III. Sequiterpenes IV. Diterpenes V. Nonterpenoid Compounds References Index
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