Planta Med 1998; 64(7): 669-670
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-957549

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Alkaloids of the Flowers of Pancratium maritimum

Diaa T. A. Youssef1 , August W. Frahm2
  • 1Department of Pharmacognosy, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
  • 2Chair of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany
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Publication Date:
04 January 2007 (online)


The defatted ethanolic extract of the fresh flowers of Pancratium maritimum L. yielded the four known alkaloids lycorine, maritidine, lycoramine, and galanthamine. The structures of the isolated alkaloids were determined mainly through spectroscopic studies including one- and two-dimensional NMR (COSY, NOESY, DEPT, HETCOR, and HMBC) and CD techniques. Some spectral data are newly reported or revised.