Identification of Cyanidin 3-O-(3″,6″-O-Dimalonyl-β-glucopyranoside) as a Flower Pigment of Chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflorum)

Masayoshi Nakayama, Masaji Koshioka, Michio Shibata, Syuntaro Hiradate, Hajime Sugie, Masaatsu Yamaguchi

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It had been suggested that cyanidin 3-O-(6″-O-monomalonyl-β-glucopyranoside) and another unknown compound occur as major pigments in the purplish-red flower of chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflorum). We determined the structure of the unknown compound as cyanidin 3-O-(3″,6″-O-dimalonyl-β-glucopyranoside) by FAB-MS and 1H-NMR. This is the first report of the identification of the cyanidin 3-dimalonyl glucoside as a flower pigment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1607-1608
Number of pages2
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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