Baluchistine, a new bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid

@article{Miana2005BaluchistineAN,
  title={Baluchistine, a new bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid},
  author={Ghulam Abbas Miana and James E Foy and Robert D. Minard and M Najeeb Shamma},
  journal={Experientia},
  year={2005},
  volume={35},
  pages={1137-1138}
}
The new phenolic bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid (+)-baluchistine, found inBerberis baluchistanica Ahrendt (Berberidaceae), has been assigned structure1. O-Methylation using ethereal diazomethane yields (+)-obaberine (2). Baluchistine is the 1 alkaloid of the oxyacanthine-berbamine group to incroporate a free phenolic function at C-6.