Planta Med 1983; 49(10): 90-94
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-969822
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Components of Root Bark of Morus australis

I.3 Structure of a New 2-Arylbenzofuran Derivative, Mulberrofuran D.4 T. Nomura1 , T. Fukai1 , T. Shimada1 , Ih-Sheng Chen2
  • 1Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University, Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
  • 2School of Pharmacy, Kaohsiung Medical College, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
3 Part XIII on Constituents of the Cultivated Mulberry Tree. Part. XII: NOMURA, T., T. FUKAI, Y. HANO, K. NEMOTO, S. TERADA and T. KURAMOCHI: Planta Med., in press.4 A part of this work was reported in a preliminary communication: Heterocycles 19, 1855 (1982).
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26 March 2007 (online)


In addition to mulberrofuran D, a new 2-arylbenzofuran derivative, six flavone derivatives, morusin, oxydihydromorusin, cyclomorusin, kuwanon C, G and H, were isolated from extracts of root bark of Morus australis POIR. The structure of mulberrofuran D was shown to be 5 on the basis of spectral and chemical data. Mulberrofuran D is the first example of a geranylated and prenylated 2-arylbenzofuran derivative found in nature.