The alkaloids of L. magellanicum and the structure of magellanine Academic Article uri icon

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  • Examination of the alkaloids of Lycopodium magellanicum (Palisot de Beauvois) has revealed the presence of five alkaloids of established structure and a previously unreported alkaloid, magellanine (C17H25NO2). The ring System of magellanine, deduced from an examination of its spectroscopic properties, is identical with that of paniculatine. The structure of magellanine has been confirmed, and its relative stereochemistry established, in an X-ray crystallographic study.


  • Castillo, Mariano
  • Loyola, Luis A
  • Morales, Glauco
  • Singh, Ishwar
  • Calvo, Crispin
  • Rolland, Herbert L
  • MacLean, David B

publication date

  • September 15, 1976