This series is world-renowned as the leading compilation of current reviews of this vast field. Internationally acclaimed for more than 40 years, The Alkaloids, founded by the late Professor R.H.F. Manske, continues to provide outstanding coverage of this rapidly expanding field. Each volume provides, through its distinguished authors, up-to-date and detailed coverage of particular classes or sources of alkaloids.

Key Features

Up-to-date reviews on a large and very important group of natural products from both a chemical and biological perspective.
Comprehensive, dynamic reviews written by leading authors in the respective fields.
Broad coverage on the biological aspects.


Chemists, biochemists, and pharmacologists

Table of Contents

  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 Occurrence of Halogenated Alkaloids
    • I Introduction
    • II Occurrence
    • III Summary
  • Chapter 2 Biosynthesis of Halogenated Alkaloids
    • I Introduction
    • II Pyrroles
    • III Indole-derived Alkaloids
    • IV Indolocarbazoles
    • V Formation of New Halogenated Alkaloids by Pathway Modifications
    • VI Halogenating Enzymes Involved in Alkaloid Biosynthesis
    • VII Conclusions
  • Chapter 3 Polyhalogenated Alkaloids in Environmental and Food Samples
    • I Introduction
    • II Polyhalogenated 1,1′-Dimethyl-2,2′-Bipyrroles and Related Compounds
    • III Polyhalogenated 1′-Methyl-1,2′-Bipyrroles
    • IV Tetrabromo-1-Methylpyrrole and Related Polybrominated Pyrroles
    • V Brominated Indoles and 1-Methylindoles
    • VI Analysis of Polyhalogenated Alkaloids
    • VII Physicochemical Properties of Polyhalogenated Alkaloids
    • VIII Bioactivity of Polyhalogenated Alkaloids
    • IX Final Remarks and Conclusions
  • Cumulative Index of Titles
  • Subject Index


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