On the oxido-degradation of emetine

Sánchez-Viesca Francisco, Gómez Reina
2021 Magna Scientia Advanced Research and Reviews  
The reaction series occurring during the degradation process of a complex molecule is seldom disclosed. The interest is enhanced if the molecule under consideration has biological activity, as is the case of emetine. In this communication we provide the reactions that take place during the oxidation of this five ringed molecule. The electron flow, step by step, is given from the alkaloid to the different oxidation products obtained with several oxidizers. Since chloric acid is a strong oxidant,
more » ... s a strong oxidant, we describe the degradation process with this reagent. The route is correct inasmuch as the same products were obtained, including the intermediates.
doi:10.30574/msarr.2021.2.1.0044 fatcat:2wwzolpj2necvj5jeu7p32npce