Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp 331–332 | Cite as

Succinic acid as a precursor of the tropane alkaloids

  • M. S. Kalantyr
  • Yu. B. Tikhonov


The succinic acid used for the biosynthesis of the tropane alkaloids is probably included in their molecule as a whole, and forms the fragment of the alkaloid molecule consisting of carbon atoms 1, 7, 6, and 5.


Alkaloid Succinic Acid Scopolamine Hydrochloric Acid Solution Radioactivity Level 


  1. V. A. Kretovich, Principles of Plant Biochemistry [in Russian], Moscow, 1966.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Kalantyr
    • 1
  • Yu. B. Tikhonov
    • 1
  1. 1.All-Union Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsUSSR

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