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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 27, No. 3, 1988, pp.719-723
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-87-4399
Tubastraine: Isolation and Structure of a Novel Alkaloid from the Stony Coral Tubastraea micrantha

Maktoob Alam,* Radhika Sanduja, and Gerard M. Wellington

*Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77004, U.S.A.


The non-symbiotic marine coral Tubastraea micrantha was found t o contain a novel alkaloid along with a previously known sesterterpene. The structures of the isolated metabolites were determined by spectroscopic methods.