A revised structure for hermonionic acid

A. A.Leslie Gunatilaka, Subramaniam Sotheeswaran, H. T.Badra Sriyani, Eric S. Waight

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Hermonionic acid and its decarboxylated product have been isolated from Garcinia quaesita. 13C NMR spectral and chemical evidence indicate that hermonionic acid is 2-0-[2-(3-methylbut-2-enyl)-3-methoxy- 4-hydroxy-5-(3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dienyl]-4-methoxy-5-(3-methylbut-2-enyl-6-hydroxybenzoic acid. The previously assigned dienone structure for this acid is incorrect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2987-2990
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number29
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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