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Molecules 2017, 22(8), 1379; doi:10.3390/molecules22081379

Chemical Constituents of Murraya tetramera Huang and Their Repellent Activity against Tribolium castaneum

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Beijing Key Laboratory of Traditional Chinese Medicine Protection and Utilization, Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, No.19, Xinjiekouwai Street, Beijing 100875, China
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College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Tianjin Agricultural University, Tianjin 300384, China
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Analytical and Testing Center, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
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Department of Pharmacy, The General Hospital of the PLA Rocket Force, Xicheng District, Beijing 100088, China
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Received: 30 June 2017 / Revised: 13 August 2017 / Accepted: 17 August 2017 / Published: 20 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Collection Bioactive Compounds)
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Sixteen compounds were isolated from the leaves and stems of Murraya tetramera Huang. Based on the NMR and MS spectral results, the structures were determined. It was confirmed that the isolated compounds included three new compounds (9, 10 and 13) and one new natural product (8), which were identified asmurratetra A (9), murratetra B (10), murratetra C (13) and [2-(7-methoxy-2-oxochromen-8-yl)-3-methylbut-2-enyl]3-methylbut-2-enoate (8), respectively. Meanwhile, the repellent activity against Tribolium castaneum was investigated for 13 of these isolated compounds. The results showed that the tested compounds had various levels of repellent activity against T. castaneum. Among them, compounds 1 (4(15)-eudesmene-1β,6α-diol), 11 (isoferulic acid) and 16 (2,3-dihydroxypropyl hexadecanoate) showed fair repellent activity against T. castaneum. They might be considered as potential leading compounds for the development of natural repellents. View Full-Text
Keywords: T. castaneum; M. tetramera; repellent activity; grey relational analysis; chemical constituents T. castaneum; M. tetramera; repellent activity; grey relational analysis; chemical constituents
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You, C.-X.; Guo, S.-S.; Zhang, W.-J.; Geng, Z.-F.; Liang, J.-Y.; Lei, N.; Du, S.-S.; Deng, Z.-W. Chemical Constituents of Murraya tetramera Huang and Their Repellent Activity against Tribolium castaneum. Molecules 2017, 22, 1379.

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