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A New 4α-Methylated Sterol from a Nephthea sp. (Nephtheidae) Bornean Soft Coral
Laboratory of Natural Products Chemistry, Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88999 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0810, Japan
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Received: 20 July 2009; in revised form: 17 August 2009 / Accepted: 19 August 2009 / Published: 2 September 2009
Abstract: A new 4α-methyl sterol, 4α-methyl-ergosta-6,8(14),22E-triene-3β-ol (1), was isolated along with cholesterol from a Nephthea sp. Bornean soft coral The structure of compound 1 was elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic analysis and comparison of the data with those of the related compounds.
Keywords: 4α-methyl steroid; Nephthea sp.; Nephtheidae; soft coral
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Ishii, T.; Matsuura, H.; Zhaoqi, Z.; Vairappan, C.S. A New 4α-Methylated Sterol from a Nephthea sp. (Nephtheidae) Bornean Soft Coral. Molecules 2009, 14, 3360-3366.
Ishii T, Matsuura H, Zhaoqi Z, Vairappan CS. A New 4α-Methylated Sterol from a Nephthea sp. (Nephtheidae) Bornean Soft Coral. Molecules. 2009; 14(9):3360-3366.
Ishii, Takahiro; Matsuura, Hiroshi; Zhaoqi, Zhan; Vairappan, Charles S. 2009. "A New 4α-Methylated Sterol from a Nephthea sp. (Nephtheidae) Bornean Soft Coral." Molecules 14, no. 9: 3360-3366.