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Molecules 2006, 11(10), 808-816; doi:10.3390/11100808

New Caulerpenyne-derived Metabolites of an Elysia Sacoglossan from the South Indian Coast

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1 Istituto di Chimica Biomolecolare, CNR, Via Campi Flegrei 34, I 80078-Pozzuoli (Na), Italy 2 Centro Ecologia Quimica Agricola, Universidad Politecnica Valencia, Campus de Vera, Correos 22012- 46071 Valencia, Spain 3 National Institute of Oceanography, CSIR, Dona Paula, 403 004 Goa, India
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Received: 13 September 2006 / Revised: 12 October 2006 / Accepted: 23 October 2006 / Published: 25 October 2006
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Chemical analysis of the secondary metabolite pattern of the sacoglossan mollusc Elysia cf. expansa, collected along South Indian coasts, showed the presence of the typical Caulerpa-derived sesquiterpene caulerpenyne (1) and two new minor co- occurring metabolites, the compounds dihydrocaulerpenyne (4) and expansinol (5). The chemical characterization of these molecules, structurally related to 1, is reported
Keywords: Caulerpenyne; Sesquiterpenes; Sacoglossans; Elysia; NMR. Caulerpenyne; Sesquiterpenes; Sacoglossans; Elysia; NMR.
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Ciavatta, M.L.; Lopez Gresa, M.P.; Gavagnin, M.; Manzo, E.; Mollo, E.; D’Souza, L.; Cimino, G. New Caulerpenyne-derived Metabolites of an Elysia Sacoglossan from the South Indian Coast. Molecules 2006, 11, 808-816.

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