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Abstract

The indole alkaloids of the sarpagine-ajmaline type comprise one of the largest groups of structurally related indolic natural products: 45 com-pounds of the sarpagine type, 53 of the ajmaline type, and four bisindole alkaloids containing one or the other. The compounds are widely dispersed in 25 plant genera, mainly in Apocynaceae, the most important genus being Rauwolfia (1). Some 100 plant species are currently known to contain members of this vast group of alkaloids.

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Indole Alkaloid Alkaloid Biosynthesis Loganic Acid Type Alkaloid Bisindole Alkaloid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Koskinen
    • 1
  • M. Lounasmaa
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Organic Chemistry, Department of ChemistryTechnical University of HelsinkiFinland

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