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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 29, No. 8, 1989, pp.1435-1438
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-89-4987
Normavacurine and Minfiensine, Two New Alkaloids with C19H22N2O Formula from Strychnos Species

Georges Massiot,* Philippe Thépenier, Marie-José Jacquier, Louisette Le Men-Olivier, and Clément Delaude

*Laboratorie de Pharmacognosie, Facluté de Pharmacie, U.A. n°492 au C.N.R.S., 51, rue Cognacq-Jay, F-51096 Reims Cedex, France


Minfiensine and normavacurine are two novel C19H22N2O alkaloids from Strychons minfiensis, S. potatorum and S. longicaudata. Minfiensine is characterized by a N-1 - C-3 bond instead of the usual N-1 - C-2 bond.