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Communication | Special issue | Vol 7, No. 2, 1977, pp.969-977
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/S-1977-02-0969
Isolation of an Insect Antifeedant N-Methylflindersine and Several Benz[c]phenanthridine Alkaloids from East African Plants; A Comment on Chelerythrine

Frances Y. Chou, Kurt Hostettmann, Isao Kubo, Koji Nakanishi,* and Makoto Taniguchi

*Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, 3000 Broadway, Mail Code 3114, New York, New York 10027, U.S.A.


Several benzphenanthridine type alkaloids have been isolated by following insect antifeedant assays for fractionation. There is a possibility that the well-known chelerythrine could be an artefact, at least in the present case.