Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 2706-2709

Occurence of morphine as a minor alkaloid in papaver decaisnei hochst.

Jiří Slavík

Department of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry, J. E. Purkyně University, 662 43 Brno


From the mature capsules of the species Papaver decaisnei HOCHST. papaverine was isolated as the main alkaloid and morphine, rhoeadine and coptisine as the minor components. The presence of a small amount of narcotine, thebaine, codeine, protopine, corytuberine and traces of papaverrubines A, C, D and E and thebaine methohydroxide was also proved.