Bioactive terpenoids from Octocorallia, I. Bioactive diterpenoids: Litophynols A and B from the mucus of the soft coral Litophyton sp.

Tomofumi Miyamoto, Koji Yamada, Nobuya Ikeda, Tetsuya Komori, Ryuichi Higuchi

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Two new eunicellin-type diterpenoids, litophynols A {1} and B {2}, and the known diterpenoids litophynins E {3}, H {11}, and I monoacetate {12}, were isolated from the mucus secreted by the soft coral Litophyton sp. Their structures have been elucidated on the basis of spectral and single crystal X-ray analyses. These compounds have hemolytic activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1212-1219
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 1994


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry

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