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Molecules 2008, 13(4), 938-942; doi:10.3390/molecules13040938

Acid-catalyzed Epimerization of Kobophenol A to Carasinol B

Department of Chemistry of Natural Drugs, School of Pharmacy, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, P. R. China
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Received: 13 March 2008 / Revised: 4 April 2008 / Accepted: 4 April 2008 / Published: 19 April 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heterocycles)
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The conversion from kobophenol A into carasinol B, two main chemicalconstituents of Caragana sinica, was confirmed by in vitro acid-catalyzed epimerization.The result provides important information about the biotransformation of kobophenol A inplants and its metabolism in rats.
Keywords: Kobophenol A; carasinol B; Caragana sinica. Kobophenol A; carasinol B; Caragana sinica.
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Cheng, K.; Liang, G.; Hu, C. Acid-catalyzed Epimerization of Kobophenol A to Carasinol B. Molecules 2008, 13, 938-942.

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