The structure of perfamine

1. The leaves and epigeal part ofHaplophyllum perforatum have yielded a new alkaloid perfamine — the first representative of the quinoline series in which the benzene ring is modified into a gem-disubstituted cyclohexadienone ring. 2. On the basis of spectral data, chemical transformations, and conversion into skimmianine, structure (I) has been established… CONTINUE READING