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Molecules 2008, 13(8), 1923-1930; doi:10.3390/molecules13081923

A New 3-Benzylchroman Derivative from Sappan Lignum (Caesalpinia sappan)

Tropical Medicine Institute, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou 510405, P.R. China
Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou Women and Children Medical Center, Guangzhou 510120, P.R. China
School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, P.R. China
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Received: 28 July 2008 / Revised: 11 August 2008 / Accepted: 11 August 2008 / Published: 28 August 2008
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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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