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Correction published on 28 September 2009, see Molecules 2009, 14(10), 3868.

Molecules 2009, 14(8), 2862-2867; doi:10.3390/molecules14082862

A New Sesquiterpene from the Fruits of Daucus carota L.

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Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory for Chinese Medicine Screening, Exploitation & Medicinal Effectiveness Appraisc for Cardio-cerebral, Vascular & Nervous System, The Key Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering Ministry of Education, China
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Received: 6 July 2009 / Revised: 27 July 2009 / Accepted: 29 July 2009 / Published: 3 August 2009
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Phytochemical investigation of the fruits of Daucus carota L. resulted in the isolation of a new sesquiterpene named as daucucarotol (1). Its structure was elucidated on the basis of 1D and 2D NMR experiments, coupled with MS studies. To our knowledge, compound 1 is the first example for a natural eudesmane sesquiterpene with a hydroxymethyl group located at a methine carbon rather than a usual quaternary carbon in the two fused six-membered ringsystems.
Keywords: Daucus carot; umbelliferae; sesquiterpene Daucus carot; umbelliferae; sesquiterpene
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Fu, H.-W.; Zhang, L.; Yi, T.; Tian, J.-K. A New Sesquiterpene from the Fruits of Daucus carota L.. Molecules 2009, 14, 2862-2867.

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