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Molecules 2012, 17(5), 5422-5429; doi:10.3390/molecules17055422
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Two New Cembrane-Based Diterpenoids from the Marine Soft Coral Sinularia crassa

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, 2,3,*  and 2,3,4,*
1 Department of Biological Science and Technology, Meiho University, Pingtung 912, Taiwan 2 National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium, Pingtung 944, Taiwan 3 Graduate Institute of Marine Biotechnology, National Dong Hwa University, Pingtung 944, Taiwan 4 Division of Marine Biotechnology, Asia-Pacific Ocean Research Center, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan
* Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 10 January 2012 / Revised: 4 May 2012 / Accepted: 8 May 2012 / Published: 8 May 2012
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Abstract

Two new cembrane diterpenes, sicrassarines A and B (compounds 1 and 2), were isolated from the Taiwanese soft coral Sinularia crassa. The structures of the new metabolites were determined on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analysis, particularly mass spectroscopy and 2D NMR (1H–1H COSY, HMQC, HMBC, and NOESY) spectroscopy.
Keywords: diterpenes; soft coral; Sinularia crassa diterpenes; soft coral; Sinularia crassa
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Lin, Y.-S.; Lee, N.-L.; Lu, M.-C.; Su, J.-H. Two New Cembrane-Based Diterpenoids from the Marine Soft Coral Sinularia crassa. Molecules 2012, 17, 5422-5429.

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