Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1987, 52, 242-246

A new bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid from Mahonia aquifolium (PURSH) NUTT.

Daniela Košťálováa, Dušan Uhrínb, Viera Hrochováa and Jozef Tomkoa

a Department of Pharmacognosy and Botanics, Pharmaceutical Faculty, Comenius University, 832 32 Bratislava
b Institute of Chemistry, Centre for Chemical Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 842 38 Bratislava


Baluchistine and a new phenolic bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid aquifoline were isolated from a mixture of tertiary alkaloids from the underground part of Mahonia aquifolium (PURSH) NUTT. On the basis of thin-layer chromatography these compounds also occur in the stem and seeds of the investigated plant.