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Molecules 2017, 22(9), 1431; doi:10.3390/molecules22091431

New Antifeedant Grayanane Diterpenoids from the Flowers of Pieris formosa

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Shaanxi Key Labotory of Natural Products & Chemical Biology, College of Chemistry & Pharmacy, Northwest A & F University, Yangling 712100, China
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State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanhei Road 132, Kunming 650201, China
These authors contributed equally.
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Received: 8 August 2017 / Accepted: 24 August 2017 / Published: 31 August 2017
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Three new grayanane diterpenoids, pierisoids C‒E (13), as well as 10 known ones (413), were evaluated from the flowers of Pieris formosa, which is used as an insecticide in rural areas of China. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of extensive 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic data analyses. Significant antifeedant activity of 1, 3 and 10 against the beet armyworm (Spodoptera exigua) was found, indicating that these diterpenoids might also be involved in the plant defense against insect herbivores. View Full-Text
Keywords: Pieris formosa; Ericaceae; grayanane diterpenoids; antifeedant activity Pieris formosa; Ericaceae; grayanane diterpenoids; antifeedant activity
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Li, C.-H.; Luo, S.-H.; Li, S.-H.; Gao, J.-M. New Antifeedant Grayanane Diterpenoids from the Flowers of Pieris formosa. Molecules 2017, 22, 1431.

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