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Alkaloids of monimiaceous plants

Douglas, Gordon Keith 1965 , 'Alkaloids of monimiaceous plants', PhD thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Alkaloid-bearing plants of the Australian Monimiaceae have
generally yielded alkaloids of the bisbenzylisoquinoline type.
For this reason a brief outline of the chemistry of this class of
compound will be presented; a more detailed account may be found in
a complete and thorough review by Grundon 1.
The bisbenzylisoquinoline molecule consists of two benzylisoquinoline
moieties linked by one, two or three oxygen atoms;
these ether bridges are believed to arise by intermolecular dehydrogenation
of two molecules of 1-(4-hydroxybenzy1)-6,7-dehydroxy-1,2,3,
4-tetrahydroisoquinoline in which the new C-0 bond is formed by
phenolic coupling at nuclear positions ortho to hydroxyl groups.
The route which the dehydrogenation follows leads to the classification
of bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloids into several different

Item Type: Thesis - PhD
Authors/Creators:Douglas, Gordon Keith
Keywords: Alkaloids, Monimiaceae
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Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Tasmania, 1966. Includes bibliography

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