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Molecules 2010, 15(6), 4011-4016; doi:10.3390/molecules15064011
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Aquilarin A, a New Benzenoid Derivative from the Fresh Stem of Aquilaria sinensis

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1 National Center of Important Tropical Crops Engineering and Technology Research, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Danzhou 571737, Hainan, China 2 Key Laboratory of Tropical Crop Biotechnology, Ministry of Agriculture, Institute of Tropical Bioscience and Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Haikou 571101, Hainan, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 31 March 2010 / Revised: 19 May 2010 / Accepted: 24 May 2010 / Published: 1 June 2010
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Abstract

Chemical investigation of the EtOH extract of the fresh stem of Aquilaria sinensis collected in Hainan Province of China resulted in the isolation of a new benzenoid, named aquilarin A (1), together with two known compounds balanophonin (2) and (+)-lariciresinol (3). Their structures were elucidated by a study of their physical and spectral data. Compounds 2 and 3 exhibited cytotoxicity against SGC-7901 and SMMC-7721 cell lines.
Keywords: Aquilaria sinensis (Lour.) Gilg; aquilarin A; cytotoxic activity Aquilaria sinensis (Lour.) Gilg; aquilarin A; cytotoxic activity
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Wang, Q.-H.; Peng, K.; Tan, L.-H.; Dai, H.-F. Aquilarin A, a New Benzenoid Derivative from the Fresh Stem of Aquilaria sinensis. Molecules 2010, 15, 4011-4016.

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