Alkaloids and phenylpropanoids from Peganum nigellastrum.

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University, Chiba, Japan.
Phytochemistry (Impact Factor: 3.05). 05/2000; 53(8):1075-8. DOI:10.1016/S0031-9422(99)00440-9
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ABSTRACT Two canthin-6-one alkaloids, luotonins C and D, and two phenylpropanoids, dihydrosinapyl ferulate and dihydroconiferyl ferulate, were isolated from the aerial parts of Peganum nigellastrum along with four known alkaloids, harmine, 3-phenylquinoline, 3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)quinoline and 3-(1H-indol-3-yl)quinoline. Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic techniques. The structures of luotonins C and D were also confirmed by chemical synthesis.

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