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Molecules 2009, 14(11), 4591-4596; doi:10.3390/molecules14114591
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A New Norsesquiterpenoid from a Bornean Soft Coral Genus Nephthea

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 and 1,*
1 Laboratory of Natural Products Chemistry, Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88999 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia 2 Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0810, Japan 3 Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd, 16 Science Park Drive, #01-01, The Pasteur Singapore Science Park, 118227 Singapore
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 25 September 2009 / Revised: 21 October 2009 / Accepted: 23 October 2009 / Published: 10 November 2009
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Abstract

A new germacrane-type norsesquiterpenoid, 1-acetoxy-germacra-5E,10(14)-diene-4-one (1), as well as three known compounds, were isolated from the organic extracts of a Bornean soft coral Nephthea sp. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic data analysis.
Keywords: germacrane-type sesquiterpenoid; Nephthea sp.; Nephtheidae; soft coral germacrane-type sesquiterpenoid; Nephthea sp.; Nephtheidae; soft coral
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Ishii, T.; Matsuura, H.; Zhaoqi, Z.; Santhanaraju Vairappan, C. A New Norsesquiterpenoid from a Bornean Soft Coral Genus Nephthea. Molecules 2009, 14, 4591-4596.

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