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Mar. Drugs 2010, 8(4), 1178-1188; doi:10.3390/md8041178

Studies on Polyethers Produced by Red Algae

Instituto Universitario de Bio-Orgánica “Antonio González” (IUBO), Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez 2, 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
Departamento de Ingeniería Química y Tecnología Farmacéutica, Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez 1, 38071, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
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Received: 21 February 2010 / Revised: 8 March 2010 / Accepted: 22 March 2010 / Published: 7 April 2010
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Two novel squalene-derived triterpenes, spirodehydrovenustatriol (3) and 14-keto-dehydrothyrsiferol (4) were isolated from the red alga Laurencia viridis, together with two new and unusual C17 terpenoids, adejen A (5) and B (6). These truncated structures possess structural similarities with other known squalene metabolites and their biogenetic origin has been proposed on the basis of an oxidative process of the squalene skeleton. All the structures were elucidated by extensive use of 2D NMR spectroscopic methods. View Full-Text
Keywords: polyether; marine compound; triterpene; Laurencia viridis polyether; marine compound; triterpene; Laurencia viridis

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Cen-Pacheco, F.; Nordström, L.; Souto, M.L.; Martín, M.N.; Fernández, J.J.; Daranas, A.H. Studies on Polyethers Produced by Red Algae. Mar. Drugs 2010, 8, 1178-1188.

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