Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 1301-1304

Alkaloids from Bocconia frutescens L.

Eva Táborská, František Věžník and Jiří Slavík

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


Allocryptopine and protopine were isolated from the roots, stalks and leaves of Bocconia frutescens L. as the main alkaloids and chelerythrine, sanguinarine, chelirubine (not present in leaves), berberine and coptisine as the minor ones. In addition to this (-)-isocorypalmine and (-)-scoulerine were isolated from leaves and traces of rhoeadine were found in the leaves and stalks. From the quaternary fraction of all three parts of the plant columbamine and (-)-α-canadine methohydroxide were also isolated in the form of iodides.