Antitumor agents from Bursera microphylla (Burseraceae) II: Isolation of a new lignan—burseran

J. R. Cole, E. Bianchi, E. R. Trumbull

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Bursera microphylla (Burseraceae) A. Gray has yielded a second component which has demonstrated activity in the cell culture test system of the Cancer Chemotherapy National Service Center (CCNSC). On the basis of NMR, mass, and IR spectrometry, the structure of a new lignan, 3‐(3,4‐methylenedioxybenzyl)‐4‐(3“,4”,5‐trimethoxybenzyl) tetrahydrofuran (named burseran), is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-176
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of pharmaceutical sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1969


  • Antitumor agents—Bursera microphylla
  • Burseran—structure identification
  • IR spectrophotometry—structure
  • Mass spectroscopy—structure
  • NMR spectroscopy—structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science


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