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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 23, No. 2, 1985, pp.257-260
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1985-02-0257
Amyris of Jamaica. A New Nicotinamide from Amyris plumieri D.C. (Rutaceae)

Basil A. Burke* and Saleela Philip

*Department of Chemistry, Mona Campus, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica


A new nicotinamide, isolated from Amyris plumieri is assigned the structure (1) on the basis of spectroscopic and chemical evidence. Compound (1) was converted to a hydroxy oxazoline, a possible biogenetic precursor of oxazoles.