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Communication | Special issue | Vol 5, No. 1, 1976, pp.41-45
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/S-1976-01-0041
Peshawarine, an Unusual Isoquinoline Alkaloid

Maurice Shamma,* Alan S. Rothenberg, Gamini S. Jayatilake, and S. Fazal Hussain

*Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, U.S.A.


The alkaloid peshawarine (1), found in Hypecoum parviflorum, is a member of the new isoquinolinobenzopyran group of isoquinoline alkaloids. The analog 11 was synthesized from (±)-canadaline (6) derived from berberine.