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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 26, No. 1, 1987, pp.19-22
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1987-01-0019
A New C20-Diterpene Alkaloid, Spirasine III and the Interconversion of Oxazolidine Ring

Fang Sun, Xiao-Tian Liang,* and De-quan Yu

*Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medica lSceince, Nan-wei Road, Beijing 100050, China


The structure of spirasine III (1) , a new C20-diterpene alkaloid isolated from Spiraea japonica, was established on the basis of chemical and spectroscopic evidence and confirmed by x-ray crystallography. The interconversion of the epimeric forms of the oxazolidine ring was determined by NMR.