Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 696–699 | Cite as

Biosynthesis and interconversions of alkaloids inAmmothamnus lehmannii

  • Yu. K. Kushmuradov
  • H. R. Schütte
  • Kh. A. Aslanov
  • S. Kuchkarov


The biosynthesis of the alkaloids ofAmmothamnus lehmannii Bge. have been studied by supplying the plants with [1,5-14C2] cadaverine. It has been shown that cadaverine is a precursor of sophocarpidine, sophocarpine, and pachycarpine. Possible routes of interconversions have been studied by supplying the plants with the tritium-labelled alkaloids [3H] sophocarpine, [3H] matrine, and [3H] pachycarpine.


Alkaloid Picrate Cadaverine Specific Radioactivity Matrine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. K. Kushmuradov
  • H. R. Schütte
  • Kh. A. Aslanov
  • S. Kuchkarov

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