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Marine Natural Products V2 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126240023, 9780323151863

Marine Natural Products V2

1st Edition

Chemical And Biological Perspectives

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Author: Poul Schever
eBook ISBN: 9780323151863
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th December 1978
Page Count: 406
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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


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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