Benzosceptrin C, a new dimeric bromopyrrole alkaloid from sponge Agelas sp.

Takaaki Kubota, Atsushi Araki, Tetsuro Yasuda, Masashi Tsuda, Jane Fromont, Kazuki Aoyama, Yuzuru Mikami, Markus R. Wälchli, Jun'ichi Kobayashi

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A new dimeric bromopyrrole alkaloid possessing a benzocyclobutane ring, benzosceptrin C (1), has been isolated from an Okinawan marine sponge of the genus Agelas (SS-956), and the structure and relative stereochemistry were elucidated from spectroscopic data. Benzosceptrin C (1) showed antimicrobial activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7268-7270
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number52
Publication statusPublished - Dec 30 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Agelas sp.
  • Benzosceptrin C
  • Bromopyrrole alkaloids
  • Sponge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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