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Sventrin, a New Bromopyrrole Alkaloid from the Caribbean Sponge Agelas sventres

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posted on 2001-12-07, 00:00 authored by Michael Assmann, Sven Zea, Matthias Köck
A detailed analysis of the secondary metabolites of a specimen of Agelas sventres was carried out here for the first time. The chemistry of Agelas sponges is dominated by bromopyrrole derivatives. Besides three known bromopyrrole metabolites, a new compound, sventrin (1), was isolated and its structure identified using spectroscopic methods. Sventrin (1) was shown to be a feeding deterrent compound against a common omnivorous reef fish.