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Molecules 2008, 13(8), 1923-1930; doi:10.3390/molecules13081923
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A New 3-Benzylchroman Derivative from Sappan Lignum (Caesalpinia sappan)

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Received: 28 July 2008 / Revised: 11 August 2008 / Accepted: 11 August 2008 / Published: 28 August 2008
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Abstract

3'-Deoxy-4-O-methylepisappanol, a new 3-benzylchroman derivative, was isolated from Sappan Lignum, together with thirteen known chemical compounds identified as protosappanin A, sappanchalcone, sappanone B, palmitic acid, (+)-(8S,8'S)-bisdihydrosiringenin, brazilein, 3-deoxysappanchalcone, (+)-lyoniresinol, 3-deoxysappanone B, protosappanin B, isoprotosappanin B, 3'-O-methylbrazilin and brazilin, respectively. Among these known compounds, this is the first time that (+)-(8S,8'S)-bisdihydrosiringenin was obtained from the family Caesalpiniaceae.
Keywords: Sappan Lignum; chemical compounds; 3'-deoxy-4-O-methylepisappanol Sappan Lignum; chemical compounds; 3'-deoxy-4-O-methylepisappanol
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Fu, L.-C.; Huang, X.-A.; Lai, Z.-Y.; Hu, Y.-J.; Liu, H.-J.; Cai, X.-L. A New 3-Benzylchroman Derivative from Sappan Lignum (Caesalpinia sappan). Molecules 2008, 13, 1923-1930.

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