Recent Knowledge on Sanguinarine and Related Alkaloids
J. Dostal and J. Slavik
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno
Sanguinarine is a red quaternary benzo[c]phenanthridine alkaloid. The review covers basic information and recent facts on occurrence, isolation, chemical transformations, free base formation, and biological activities of sanguinarine and related alkaloids.