The Alkaloids - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483196909, 9781483221939

The Alkaloids

1st Edition

Chemistry and Physiology

Editors: R. H. F. Manske H. L. Holmes
eBook ISBN: 9781483221939
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1953
Page Count: 430
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The Alkaloids: Chemistry and Physiology, Volume III reviews the chemistry of the alkaloids.

This book discusses the chemistry of the cinchona alkaloids, alkaloids of Angostura bark, quinazoline alkaloids, and stereochemistry of the C15-lupin alkaloids. The tables of physical constants of the jaborandi alkaloids, pharmacology of the ?-phenethylamines, and synthesis of the ephedra bases are also elaborated. This publication likewise covers the extraction and industrial preparation of the alkaloids, minor alkaloids, furoquinoline group, and alkaloids of Dichroa febrifuga. Other topics include pilocarpine and isopilocarpine, veratrum alkaloids, and chemistry of the ?-phenethylamines found in plants.

This volume is a good reference for chemists and specialists conducting work on alkaloids.

Table of Contents


The Chemistry of the Cinchona Alkaloids

I. Determination of Structure

II. Reactions of the Alkaloids

III. Stereochemistry

IV. Synthesis

V. Minor Alkaloids

VI. Biogenetic Relationships

VII. References

Quinoline Alkaloids, Other than those of Cinchona

I. Introduction

II. Echinopsine

III. The Furoquinoline Group

IV. Alkaloids of Angostura Bark

V. References

The Quinazoline Alkaloids

I. Introduction

II. Vasicine (Peganine)

III. Alkaloids of Dichroa febrifuga, Lour

IV. References

Lupin Alkaloids

I. Occurrence and Constitution

II. Extraction Procedure

III. Structure of the Alkaloids

IV. Stereochemistry of the C15-Lupin Alkaloids

V. References

The Imidazole Alkaloids

I. Bases Related to Histidine

II. The Jaborandi Alkaloids

III. Pilocarpine and Isopilocarpine

IV. Pilocarpidine

V. Pilosine

VI. Tables of Physical Constants of the Jaborandi Alkaloids, their Derivatives and Degradation Products

VII. References

The Chemistry of Solanum and Veratrum Alkaloids

I. Introduction

II. Solanum Alkaloids

III. Veratrum Alkaloids

IV. References


I. Introduction

II. Biosynthesis

III. Chemistry of the β-Phenethylamines Found in Plants

IV. Pharmacology of the β-Phenethylamines

V. References

Ephedra Bases

I. Introduction

II. Occurrence

III. Extraction and Separation

IV. Detection and Determination

V. Physical and Chemical Properties

VI. Constitutional and Spatial Configuration

VII. Synthesis of the Ephedra Bases

VIII. Pharmacology

IX. References

The Ipecac Alkaloids

I. Introduction

II. Interrelation of the Alkaloids

III. Structure of the Alkaloids

IV. Extraction and Industrial Preparation of the Alkaloids

V. Color Reactions

VI. Table of Physical Constants

VII. Physiological and Therapeutical Properties

VIII. References

Author Index

Subject Index


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About the Editor

R. H. F. Manske

Affiliations and Expertise

Dominion Rubber Research Laboratory, Guelph, Ontario

H. L. Holmes

Affiliations and Expertise

University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada

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