Simplexidine, a 4-Alkylpyridinium Alkaloid from the Caribbean Sponge Plakortis simplex

@article{Fattorusso2008SimplexidineA4,
  title={Simplexidine, a 4-Alkylpyridinium Alkaloid from the Caribbean Sponge Plakortis simplex},
  author={Ernesto Fattorusso and Adriana Romano and Fernando Scala and Orazio Taglialatela‐Scafati},
  journal={Molecules},
  year={2008},
  volume={13},
  pages={1465 - 1471}
}
Chemical analysis of the secondary metabolites of the Caribbean sponge Plakortis simplex, a source of many bioactive compounds, showed the presence of the new metabolite simplexidine (4), belonging to the extremely rare class of 4-alkyl-pyridinium alkaloids. The structural characterization of this molecule, based on spectroscopic methods, is reported. 
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