By W. Bromer, H. Egge, K. Eiter, R. Eyjolfsson, D. Gross, H. Hikino, Y. Hikino, B.G. Jackson, R.B. Morin, J.E. Pike, E.W. Warnhoff, H. Wiegandt, E. Wong

The cyanogenic glycosides, right here outlined as glycosidic derivatives of iX-hydroxynitriles, characterize a slightly constrained classification of normal items, that are generally disbursed within the plant country and, to a small ex­ tent, even in animals. A attribute characteristic of those glycosides is their skill to unencumber hydrocyanic acid on therapy with dilute acids or applicable enzymes. The time period "cyanogenic" is used to designate this estate, whether natural elements, crops, or animals, are serving because the resource. within the latter instances the time period "cyanophoric" is sometimes hired synonymously. Cyanogenesis in vegetation used to be most likely first came across through SCHRADER in 1803 (Io3) operating with sour almonds. In 1830, ROBIQUET and BOUTRON-CHARLARD (IOO) succeeded in separating the mum or dad glycoside, particularly amygdalin. through the years, a complete of 18 cyanogenic glycosides were remoted and characterised roughly thoroughly (Table I, p. 76). it is going to be famous that almost all of those compounds has been remoted within the period of classical natural chemistry and that development in .discovering new compounds, let alone new structural kinds, has been strangely sluggish. it really is worthy remembering right here that the mechanism ·of cyanogenesis has been confirmed in basic terms within the minority of identified cyanogenic species. The cyanogenic glycosides have final been reviewed in 1958 via DILLE­ MANN (36). given that then, no entire studies during this box have seemed. it's the goal of the current article to survey the more moderen advert­ vances and, with a bit of luck, to stimulate persevered curiosity in those fascinating .compounds.

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Given the proposition that all the isoflavonoids are derived from the flavonoid pathway, the question arises as to whether the different classes originate from the normal flavonoid pathway by parallel routes or whether they are formed sequentially one from another. The former supposition requires that several rearrangement-type reactions can take place, leading independently to different classes of isoflavonoid products, whilst in the latter scheme, a unique rearrangement step from some point on the flavonoid pathway leads to a primary isoflavonoid class which is the common progenitor of all the other classes of isoflavonoids.

XXVIII (155) Vestito! ~ OMe E. 34 WONG: Duratin (153), mucronulatol (154), and vestitol (155) occur in various Brazilian woods (Table 4). Their structural elucidation, involving n. m. r. and mass spectrometry, degradation via isoflavanone derivatives, and confirmation by synthesis, has been summarised (I43) and reported in preliminary form (I24). These isoflavans were isolated in optically active forms and their absolute configurations have been studied (I23) by comparison of their o. r. d. curves in the region 200-300 nm with that of (3S)-(-)-S,7,3',4'-tetramethoxyisoflavan o [(142), Chart 9J whose absolute stereochemistry 1 H has previously been unequivocally established (I4I, I88, I23).

Comparison of the n. m. r. spectra of lonchocarpan dimethyl ether in deutero-chloroform and benzene indicated that two methoxyl groups are adjacent to the aromatic protons. Of the three possible substitution patterns (159)-(161) for ring B, (159) was thus excluded and (161) was favoured over (160) on biogenetic grounds. This structure was proved by synthesis, thus establishing the oxygenation pattern of lonchocarpan. The exact location of the B-ring hydroxyl group in lonchocarpan itself was deduced from a combined study on methoxyl-proton shifts and i.

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