Title

Alkaloids from the stem bark of an Australian population of Zanthoxylum ovalifolium

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Halstead, CW, Forster, PI & Waterman, PG 2006, 'Alkaloids from the stem bark of an Australian population of Zanthoxylum ovalifolium ', Natural Product Research, vol. 20, no. 10, pp. 940-945.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14786410500462710

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

The aerial parts of Zanthoxylum ovalifolium (Rutaceae) have yielded the two novel benzo[c]phenanthridine alkaloids terihanine (8-demethylnitidine) and isoterihanine (9-demethylnitidine) together with nitidine, the unusual furoquinoline 5-methoxydictamnine, canthin-6-one and several common furocoumarins. The finding of benzo[c]phenanthridine and furoquinoline alkaloids in Australian material of this species confirms its chemical homogeneity throughout its range from India to Australia.