Planta Med 2005; 71(3): 268-272
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-837827
Original Paper
Natural Product Chemistry
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New Sesquiterpenes from Erigeron annus

Xin Li1 , Min Yang1 , Yi-Feng Han1 , Kun Gao1
  • 1College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, Lanzhou University, People’s Republic of China
Further Information

Publication History

Received: June 9, 2004

Accepted: October 12, 2004

Publication Date:
15 March 2005 (online)


Four new and five known eudesmane-type sesquiterpenes were isolated from the aerial parts of Erigeron annus. The structures of these new compounds were elucidated by spectral means, including 2D-NMR analysis, to be 1β,4β-dihydroxyeudesman-11-ene; 1β,7α-dihydroxyeudesman-4(15)-ene; (1R,5S,6S,7S,10R)-1β, 6α-dihydroxyeudesman-4-one and 1β-D-glucopyranosyloxy-6α-hydroxyeudesman-4(15)-ene. In addition, a chemical transformation of a known compound 1β,6α-dihydroxy-eudesman-4 (15)-ene was carried out and the derivative 1β,6α-dihydroxy-4β(15)-epoxyeudesmane was obtained. Some of the compounds were evaluated for their in vitro antitumor activities.


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College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry

Lanzhou University

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People’s Republic of China

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