J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 1989, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (5): -.

• Research Articles •    

The Isolation and Structural Determination of r-harmine from the Seed of Peganum harmala L.

Li Guo-wei, Ying Bai-ping and Liu De-xi   

Abstract: γ-Harmine, a new carboline alkaloid isolated from Peganum harmala L. (Zygophylaceae), has been shown to be 7-methoxy-4-methyl-γ-carboline (Ⅵ) according to its color reaction and spectral analyses. This is the first γ-carboline compound isolated from a plant, Harmine (Ⅰ) has also been isolated from the same plant material.

Key words: Peganum harmala L., γ-carboline, γ-harmine

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