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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 29, No. 3, 1989, pp.521-527
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-89-4834
Studies of the Chemical Constitutions of the Seeds of Peganum harmala; Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Two β-Carbolines — Harmalacine and Norharmine

Salimuzzaman Siddiqui,* Obaid Yusuf Khan, Shaheen Faizi, and Bina Shaheen Siddiqui

*H. E. J. Postgraduate Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan


A new tetracyclic β-carboline, harmalacinine, has been isolated from the seeds of Peganum harmala, along with norharmine, and their structures elucidated as I and II respectively through spectral studies.