Structure of a bipyridine alkaloid from Broussonetia zeylanica

A. A. Leslie Gunatilaka, M. Uvais, S. Sultanbawa, Sivagnanasundram Surendrakumar, Ratnaswamy Somanathan

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From the benzene extract of the timber of Broussonetia zeylanica, 8-hydroxyquinoline-4-aldehyde, a new alkaloid and two unidentified minor alkaloids have been isolated. The spectroscopic evidence suggested the new alkaloid to be 3,4′-dihydroxy-2,3′-bipyridine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2847-2850
Number of pages4
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


  • 3,4′-dihydroxy-2,3′-bipyridine
  • 8-hydroxyquinoline-4-aldehyde
  • Broussonetia zeylanica
  • Moraceae
  • alkaloids
  • structure elucidation.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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