Marine natural products

Nat Prod Rep. 2023 Feb 22;40(2):275-325. doi: 10.1039/d2np00083k.


Covering: January to December 2021This review covers the literature published in 2021 for marine natural products (MNPs), with 736 citations (724 for the period January to December 2021) referring to compounds isolated from marine microorganisms and phytoplankton, green, brown and red algae, sponges, cnidarians, bryozoans, molluscs, tunicates, echinoderms, mangroves and other intertidal plants and microorganisms. The emphasis is on new compounds (1425 in 416 papers for 2021), together with the relevant biological activities, source organisms and country of origin. Pertinent reviews, biosynthetic studies, first syntheses, and syntheses that led to the revision of structures or stereochemistries, have been included. An analysis of the number of authors, their affiliations, domestic and international collection locations, focus of MNP studies, citation metrics and journal choices is discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Aquatic Organisms
  • Biological Products* / chemistry
  • Cnidaria* / chemistry
  • Echinodermata / chemistry
  • Marine Biology
  • Molecular Structure


  • Biological Products