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The Alkaloids - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483196961, 9781483221991

The Alkaloids

1st Edition

Chemistry and Physiology

Editor: R. H. F. Manske
eBook ISBN: 9781483221991
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1968
Page Count: 686
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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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About the Editor

R. H. F. Manske

Affiliations and Expertise

Dominion Rubber Research Laboratory, Guelph, Ontario

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