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Molecules 2012, 17(6), 7451-7457;

An Oxidized Squalene Derivative from Protium subserratum Engl. (Engl.) Growing in Peru

Department of Biology, University of Utah, 257 S 1400 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, 1005 Valley Life Sciences Building 3140, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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Received: 28 May 2012 / Revised: 13 June 2012 / Accepted: 14 June 2012 / Published: 15 June 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products Chemistry)
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Protium subserratum (Burseraceae) is a neotropical tree species that is comprised of several habitat-specific ecotypes having distinct defense chemical profiles. A previously unknown triterpene, 25,30-dicarboxy-26,27,28,29-tetraacetoxy-10,11,14,15-tetrahydrosqualene, was isolated from P. subserratum young leaf tissue of one ecotype growing in Peru. The structure of 1 was determined by spectroscopic study, including 1 and 2D nuclear magnetic resonance experiments. View Full-Text
Keywords: Protium; defense chemistry; habitat specialization; squalene Protium; defense chemistry; habitat specialization; squalene

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Lokvam, J.; Fine, P.V.A. An Oxidized Squalene Derivative from Protium subserratum Engl. (Engl.) Growing in Peru. Molecules 2012, 17, 7451-7457.

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