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A New Alkaloid From an Australian Marine Sponge, Spongosorites sp.

S Urban, RJ Capon and JNA Hooper

Australian Journal of Chemistry 47(12) 2279 - 2282
Published: 1994


A specimen of a marine sponge, Spongosorites sp., collected in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia, has yielded the alkaloid (2). The structure of (2) was secured by spectroscopic analysis, chemical derivatization and synthesis of a dihydro derivative (4). The antibiotic property of the crude ethanol extract of this sponge was attributed to (2).

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