Author

Brewer

Date of Award

1-1964

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Dr. C. R. Smith

Second Advisor

Dr. Robert E. Harmon

Third Advisor

Dr. Lillian Meyer

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Donald Iffland

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

Introduction

Serturner's paper, 1817, "Morphis, a New Salt-forming Substance, and Meconic Acid, as the Chief Constituents of Opium", opened a new era of discovery in organic plant chemistry. His isolation of the first alkaloid was soon followed by the isolation or narcotine by Robiquet and strychnine by Pelletier and Caventou. These basic compounds were at first called vegetable alkalies, but were later renamed alkaloids, meaning alkali-like11.

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