A New Alkaloid From an Australian Marine Sponge, Spongosorites sp.
Australian Journal of Chemistry
47(12) 2279 - 2282
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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