Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 208–211 | Cite as

Structure of brevicolline

  • P. A. Vember
  • I. V. Terent'eva
  • G. V. Lazur'evskii


The results of a study of the oxidation of brevicolline has shown that the structural formula of the alkaloid is 1-methyl-4-(N-methyl-2′-pyrrolidyl)-β-carboline. The formula has been confirmed by mass spectroscopy and NMR.


Methyl Ester Harman Yellow Precipitate Caustic Soda Sodium Carbonate Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Vember
    • 1
  • I. V. Terent'eva
    • 1
  • G. V. Lazur'evskii
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Chemistry, AS MoldSSRUSSR

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