A new dehydroaporphine alkaloid from Papaver fugax

Nat Prod Res. 2004 Jun;18(3):265-8. doi: 10.1080/14786410310001608154.


A new dehydroaporphine alkaloid (-)-6a,7-dehydrofloripavidine has been isolated from the aerial parts of Papaver fugax Poir. (Papaveraceae) collected from Erzurum (Eastern Anatolia). (-)-Floripavidine (aporphine) and (-)-mecambrine (proaporphine) were isolated as major alkaloids. Other bases present were (+)-salutaridine (promorphinane) and argentinine (phenanthrene). The presence of argentinine has been shown for the first time in the Papaveraceae.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Alkaloids / chemistry
  • Alkaloids / isolation & purification
  • Aporphines / chemistry*
  • Aporphines / isolation & purification*
  • Papaver / chemistry*
  • Plant Leaves / chemistry


  • (-)-6a,7-dehydrofloripavidine
  • Alkaloids
  • Aporphines