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Molecules 2010, 15(6), 3857-3862; doi:10.3390/molecules15063857
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A New Cembrane Diterpene from the Bornean Soft Coral Nephthea sp.

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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 Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd, 16 Science Park Drive, #01-01, The Pasteur Singapore Science Park, Singapore 118227, Singapore
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 20 April 2010 / Revised: 20 May 2010 / Accepted: 13 May 2010 / Published: 26 May 2010
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Abstract

A new cembrane diterpene, 6-acetoxy-7,8-epoxynephthenol acetate (1) was isolated along with a known compound, epoxynephthenol acetate (2), from the organic extract of a Bornean soft coral Nephthea sp. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic analyses and comparison with those previous literature data.
Keywords: cembrane; diterpene; Nephthea sp.; Nephtheidae; soft coral cembrane; diterpene; Nephthea sp.; Nephtheidae; soft coral
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Ishii, T.; Zhaoqi, Z.; Vairappan, C.S. A New Cembrane Diterpene from the Bornean Soft Coral Nephthea sp.. Molecules 2010, 15, 3857-3862.

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