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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 26, No. 5, 1987, pp.1211-1214
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1987-05-1211
Structure of Pelirine and Chemical Conversion of Gardnerine to 11-Methoxy-16-epiaffinine

Alfred S. C. Wan, Masaki Yokota, Koreharu Ogata, Norio Aimi, and Shin-ichiro Sakai

*Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University, 1-33 Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522, Japan


The Structure of pelirine, isolated from roots of Rauwolfia perakensis was shown to be 10-methoxyepiaffinine by comparison with the spectral data of 11 -methoxyepiaffinine which was synthesized from the known alkaloid gardnerine. The proposed structure has been confirmed by X-ray crystallography.