Stereochemistry of caracurine V

J Nat Prod. 2000 Jun;63(6):864-5. doi: 10.1021/np990500+.


The 3D structure of the Strychnos alkaloid caracurine V was determined by means of NMR spectroscopy and semiempirical calculations. The previously unknown absolute configuration in the central eight-membered ring was assigned as (16R, 16'R, 17R, and 17'R).

MeSH terms

  • Alkaloids / chemistry*
  • Dimerization
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Molecular Conformation
  • Stereoisomerism


  • Alkaloids
  • caracurine V