Christian A Volk

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Polycyclic pyridinium alkaloids are widely distributed in several sponges of the order Haplosclerida. So far, studies on Haliclona and related genera were mainly concentrated on warm or tropical waters. Here, we describe the chemical investigation of the Arctic sponge Haliclona viscosa and structure elucidation of the acyclic 1,3-dialkyl pyridinium alkaloid(More)
Oxidative cyclization of the pyrrole–imidazole alkaloids oroidin and sventrin in DMSO/TFA (1:1) yields oxazolines via nucleophilic attack of the carbonyl oxygen at the alkenyl double bond. Oxidation takes place in the benzylic position of the imidazole ring. On prolonged reaction times, the oxazoline ring is hydrolyzed yielding the corresponding ester of(More)
[structure: see text] Pyridinium alkaloids are widely distributed in marine sponges of different genera. Chemical investigation of the Arctic sponge Haliclona viscosa led to the isolation of a new trimeric 3-alkyl pyridinium alkaloid (viscosamine). Trimers have not been described as natural products yet. The isolation and the structure elucidation of(More)
Four new 3-alkyl pyridinium alkaloids, the viscosalines B(1) (1 a), B(2) (1 b), E(1) (2 a), and E(2) (2 b), were isolated from the Arctic sponge Haliclona viscosa. The structure elucidation of these isomeric compounds was challenging due to ambiguous fragments that derive during "standard" mass spectrometric fragmentation experiments. The final(More)
3-Alkylpyridine alkaloids are very common secondary metabolites from marine sponges of the order Haplosclerida. Here, we report on the identification and synthesis of the first cyclic monomeric 3-alkylpyridinium alkaloid from natural sources. Due to the lack of a pure sample of the new compound, structure elucidation had to rely on HPLC and MS(n).
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