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Molecules 2009, 14(9), 3360-3366; doi:10.3390/molecules14093360
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A New 4α-Methylated Sterol from a Nephthea sp. (Nephtheidae) Bornean Soft Coral

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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
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Received: 20 July 2009 / Revised: 17 August 2009 / Accepted: 19 August 2009 / Published: 2 September 2009
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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 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.

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