Atkamine: A New Pyrroloiminoquinone Scaffold from the Cold Water Aleutian Islands Latrunculia Sponge

2013-04-05T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Yike Zou Mark T. Hamann
A new pyrroloiminoquinone alkaloid, named atkamine, with an unusual scaffold was discovered from a cold, deep water Alaskan sponge Latrunculia sp. collected from the Aleutian Islands. Olefin metathesis was utilized to determine the location of the double bond in the hydrocarbon chain. The absolute configuration was determined by using computational approaches combing with the ECD (electronic circular dichroism) spectroscopy.