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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 20, No. 12, 1983, pp.2339-2342
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1983-12-2339
Structure of Matopensine, a Novel Dimeric Indole Alkaloid from Strychnos Species

Georges Massiot, Bernard Massoussa, Philippe Thepenier, Marie-José Jaquier, Louisette le Men-Olivier, and Clément Delaude

*Facluté de Pharmacie, UPRES-A/CNRS 6013, Insitut des Biomoleculés, 51, rue Cognacq-Jay, F-51096 Reims Cedex, France


A novel symmetrical bisindole alkaloid,matopensine, has been isolated from Strychnos matopensis and from Strychnos kasengaensis. Its structure has been elucidated by spectroscopic means including 401MHz 1H NMR; matopensine is 16S,16’S-dihydro-17R,17’R -oxybisnordihydrotoxiferine.