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Molecules 2013, 18(10), 11859-11865; doi:10.3390/molecules181011859

Chemical Constituents from the Roots of Ranunculus ternatus and their Inhibitory Effects on Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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1 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China 2 Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanchang 330004, China 3 Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal University, Nanchang 330038, China
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Received: 12 August 2013 / Revised: 14 September 2013 / Accepted: 17 September 2013 / Published: 25 September 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Metabolites)
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Two new benzophenones, methyl (R)-3-[2-(3,4-dihydroxybenzoyl)-4,5-dihydroxyphenyl]-2-hydroxypropanoate (1) and n-butyl (R)-3-[2-(3,4-dihydroxybenzoyl)-4,5-dihydroxyphenyl]-2-hydroxypropanoate (2), were isolated from the roots of Ranunculus ternatus along with the two known compounds vanillic acid (3) and gallic acid (4). Their structures were elucidated by physical and spectroscopic analysis. In addition, compound 1 exhibited obvious activity against tuberculosis, while the activity of a 1:1 mixture of compound 1 plus 4 is better than that of 1 alone.
Keywords: Ranunculus ternatus; benzophenones; tuberculosis Ranunculus ternatus; benzophenones; tuberculosis
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Deng, K.-Z.; Xiong, Y.; Zhou, B.; Guan, Y.-M.; Luo, Y.-M. Chemical Constituents from the Roots of Ranunculus ternatus and their Inhibitory Effects on Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Molecules 2013, 18, 11859-11865.

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