The Alkaloids

The Alkaloids

Chemistry and Physiology

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Editor: R. H. F. Manske
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The Alkaloids: Chemistry and Physiology, Volume X focuses on the structure of alkaloids. This book discusses the occurrence of glycoalkaloids and alkamines, jerveratrum alkaloids, and erythrophleum alkaloids containing a C-4 carbomethoxy group. The mass spectra of lycopodium alkaloids, alkaloids of the Calabar bean, and benzyltetrahydroisoquinoline alkaloids with three oxygenated substituents are also elaborated. This publication likewise covers the biogenesis of benzylisoquinoline alkaloids, simple indole bases, biogenesis of the picralima alkaloids, and stereochemistry of the uncarines. Other topics include plants and their contained alkaloids, lycodine and related alkaloids, and a-naphthaphenanthridine alkaloids. This volume is suitable for chemists and specialists working in the field of alkaloid chemistry.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Chapter 1. Steroid Alkaloids: The Solanum Group

    I. Introduction

    II. The Occurrence of Glycoalkaloids and Alkamines

    III. The Glycoalkaloids

    IV. The Alkamines

    V. Biochemistry and Possible Biogenetic Relationships

    VI. Biological Activity

    VII. Tables of Physical Constants


    Chapter 2. Steroid Alkaloids: The Veratrum Group

    I. Introduction

    II. Jerveratrum Alkaloids

    III. Ceveratrum Alkaloids

    IV. Fritillaria Alkaloids

    V. Addendum


    Chapter 3. Erythrophleum Alkaloids

    I. Introduction

    II. Cassaine and Cassaidine

    III. Coumingine and Coumingidine

    IV. Erythrophleum Alkaloids Containing a C-4 Carbomethoxy Group


    Chapter 4. The Lycopodium Alkaloids

    I. Introduction

    II. The Alkaloids and Their Occurrence

    III. Annotinine

    IV. Lycopodine and Related Alkaloids

    V. Lyconnotine

    VI. Annotine

    VII. Serratinine

    VIII. Lycodine and Related Alkaloids

    IX. Flabelline

    X. Selagine

    XI. Cernuine and Lycocernuine

    XII. Synthetic Studies

    XIII. Biogenesis and Biosynthesis

    XIV. Mass Spectra of Lycopodium Alkaloids


    Chapter 5. Alkaloids of the Calabar Bean

    I. Physostigmine

    II. Physovenine

    III. Eseramine

    IV. N-8-Norphysostigmine

    V. Calabatine and Calabacine

    VI. Eseridine

    VII. Pharmacology


    Chapter 6. The Benzylisoquinoline Alkaloids

    I. Introduction

    II. Benzyltetrahydroisoquinoline Alkaloids with Three Oxygenated Substituents

    III. Benzyltetrahydroisoquinoline Alkaloids with Four Oxygenated Substituents

    IV. Benzylisoquinoline Alkaloids

    V. N-Benzyltetrahydroisoquinoline Alkaloids

    VI. 1 - Benzyltetrahydroisoquinoline Bases Related to the Alkaloids

    VII. Corrigenda

    VIII. Biogenesis of Benzylisoquinoline Alkaloids

    IX. Addendum


    Chapter 7. The Cularine Alkaloids

    I. Cularine

    II. Cularicine

    III. Cularidine


    Chapter 8. Papaveraceae Alkaloids

    I. Introduction

    II. Occurrence

    III. Properties

    IV. Structures


    Chapter 9. α-Naphthaphenanthridine Alkaloids

    I. New Sources

    II. Structures

    III. Syntheses

    IV. Physiological Action

    V. Biosynthesis


    Chapter 10. The Simple Indole Bases



    Chapter 11. Alkaloids of Picralima nitida

    I. Occurrence

    II. The Mass Spectra of Akuammicine, 2,16-Dihydroakuammicine, and Tetrahydroakuammicine

    III. Recent Developments in the Chemistry of ψ-Akuammigine, Picraline, Akuammiline, and Akuammicine

    IV. Picraphylline

    V. Biogenesis of the Picralima Alkaloids


    Chapter 12. Alkaloids of Mitragyna and Ourouparia Species

    I. Occurrence

    II. Mitragynine, Speciogynine, Speciociliatine, Mitraciliatine, Hirsutine, and Paynantheine

    III. Mitrajavine

    IV. Mitraphylline and Rhynchophylline

    V. Speciophylline, Uncarine-C, and Uncarine-D

    VI. Addendum


    Postscript: Stereochemistry of the Uncarines

    Chapter 13. Alkaloids Unclassified and of Unknown Structure

    I. Introduction

    II. Plants and Their Contained Alkaloids


    Chapter 14. The Taxus Alkaloids

    I. Taxines-I and -II

    II. Taxines A and B


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 686
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483221991

About the Editor

R. H. F. Manske

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Dominion Rubber Research Laboratory, Guelph, Ontario

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