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Molecules 2016, 21(3), 308;

Casbane Diterpenes from Red Sea Coral Sinularia polydactyla

Department of Phytochemistry, National Research Centre, El-Tahrir Street, Dokki, Giza 12622, Egypt
Department of Natural Compound Chemistry, National Research Centre, El-Tahrir Street, Dokki, Giza 12622, Egypt
National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Red Sea Branch, Hurghada 84511, Egypt
Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University, 1-7-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8521, Japan
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 11 February 2016 / Revised: 25 February 2016 / Accepted: 29 February 2016 / Published: 3 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Natural Products Chemistry)
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The soft coral genus Sinularia is a rich source of bioactive metabolites containing a diverse array of chemical structures. A solvent extract of Sinularia polydactyla resulted in the isolation of three new casbane diterpenes: sinularcasbane M (1), sinularcasbane N (2) and sinularcasbane O (3); in addition, known metabolites (4–5) were isolated. Compounds were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic analyses; the absolute configuration was confirmed by X-ray analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: soft coral; alcyoniidae; Sinularia polydactyla; diterpenes soft coral; alcyoniidae; Sinularia polydactyla; diterpenes

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Hegazy, M.-E.F.; Mohamed, T.A.; Elshamy, A.I.; Al-Hammady, M.A.; Ohta, S.; Paré, P.W. Casbane Diterpenes from Red Sea Coral Sinularia polydactyla. Molecules 2016, 21, 308.

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