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A New Bromoallene-Producing Chemical Type of the Red Alga Laurencia nangii Masuda
Laboratory of Natural Products Chemistry, Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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Received: 27 December 2011; in revised form: 8 February 2012 / Accepted: 13 February 2012 / Published: 21 February 2012
Abstract: Six populations of Laurencia nangii were found to produce three bromoallenes; dihydroitomanallene B (1), itomanallene B (2) and pannosallene (3). Prior to this report, L. nangii were only known to produce C15-acetogenins with acetylene functionality. This could be regarded as a new chemical race of L. nangii. The compound structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic analysis and comparison with those previously reported in literature. Compound 1, dihydroitomanallene B, was isolated as a new compound representing a minor variation of itomanallene B (2).
Keywords: Laurencia nangii; C15-acetogenin; bromoallene; chemical race
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Kamada, T.; Vairappan, C.S. A New Bromoallene-Producing Chemical Type of the Red Alga Laurencia nangii Masuda. Molecules 2012, 17, 2119-2125.
Kamada T, Vairappan CS. A New Bromoallene-Producing Chemical Type of the Red Alga Laurencia nangii Masuda. Molecules. 2012; 17(2):2119-2125.
Kamada, Takashi; Vairappan, Charles Santhanaraju. 2012. "A New Bromoallene-Producing Chemical Type of the Red Alga Laurencia nangii Masuda." Molecules 17, no. 2: 2119-2125.