Molecules 2008, 13(7), 1465-1471; doi:10.3390/molecules13071465
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Simplexidine, a 4-Alkylpyridinium Alkaloid from the Caribbean Sponge Plakortis simplex

Dipartimento di Chimica delle Sostanze Naturali, Università di Napoli “Federico II”, Via D. Montesano 49, 80131 Napoli, Italy
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Received: 25 June 2008; Accepted: 16 July 2008 / Published: 17 July 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Alkaloids)
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Abstract: Chemical analysis of the secondary metabolites of the Caribbean sponge Plakortis simplex, a source of many bioactive compounds, showed the presence of the new metabolite simplexidine (4), belonging to the extremely rare class of 4-alkyl-pyridinium alkaloids. The structural characterization of this molecule, based on spectroscopic methods, is reported.
Keywords: Simplexidin; alkaloids; pyridinium; Plakortis; NMR.

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Fattorusso, E.; Romano, A.; Scala, F.; Taglialatela-Scafati, O. Simplexidine, a 4-Alkylpyridinium Alkaloid from the Caribbean Sponge Plakortis simplex. Molecules 2008, 13, 1465-1471.

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Fattorusso E, Romano A, Scala F, Taglialatela-Scafati O. Simplexidine, a 4-Alkylpyridinium Alkaloid from the Caribbean Sponge Plakortis simplex. Molecules. 2008; 13(7):1465-1471.

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Fattorusso, Ernesto; Romano, Adriana; Scala, Fernando; Taglialatela-Scafati, Orazio. 2008. "Simplexidine, a 4-Alkylpyridinium Alkaloid from the Caribbean Sponge Plakortis simplex." Molecules 13, no. 7: 1465-1471.

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