Abstract: The Amaryllidaceae family is well known for the presence of an exclusive group of alkaloids with a wide range of biological activities. Narcissus serotinus L. is a plant belonging to this family and its geographical distribution is mainly located along the Mediterranean coast. In the present work, specimens collected near Casablanca (Morocco) were used to study the alkaloid content of this species. Starting with 350 g of the whole plant we used standard extraction and purification procedures to obtain fractions and compounds for GC-MS and NMR analysis. As well as five known alkaloids, we isolated two new compounds: 1-O-(3´-acetoxybutanoyl)lycorine and narseronine. The latter has been previously published, but with an erroneous structure.
Keywords: Narcissus serotinus; Amaryllidaceae; alkaloids; narseronine; 1-O-(3´-acetoxy-butanoyl)lycorine
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Pigni, N.B.; Berkov, S.; Elamrani, A.; Benaissa, M.; Viladomat, F.; Codina, C.; Bastida, J. Two New Alkaloids from Narcissus serotinus L.. Molecules 2010, 15, 7083-7089.
Pigni NB, Berkov S, Elamrani A, Benaissa M, Viladomat F, Codina C, Bastida J. Two New Alkaloids from Narcissus serotinus L.. Molecules. 2010; 15(10):7083-7089.
Pigni, Natalia B.; Berkov, Strahil; Elamrani, Abdelaziz; Benaissa, Mohammed; Viladomat, Francesc; Codina, Carles; Bastida, Jaume. 2010. "Two New Alkaloids from Narcissus serotinus L.." Molecules 15, no. 10: 7083-7089.