Internationally renowned specialists present a comprehensive survey of the latest advances in this area. The biosynthetic and structural relationships of these compounds are summarized and newly discovered alkaloids described. Discusses versatile biomimetic procedures as well as the pharmacology and clinical applications of monoterpenoid indole alkaloids. Botanical names of all plants cited have been extensively referenced.
Partial table of contents: Structural and Biosynthetic Relationships (R. Herbert). The Corynantheine-Heteroyohimbine Group (R. Brown). The Sarpagine-Ajmaline Group (J. Joule). The Strychnos Alkaloids (H. Husson). The Eburnamine-Vincamine Groupe (J. Saxton). The Bisindole Alkaloids (G. Cordell). Camptothecin (C. Hutchinson). Author and Subject Indexes.