Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 45, Issue 6, pp 811–813

A novel bromophenol from marine red alga Symphyocladia latiuscula


  • Xiuli Xu
    • School of Marine ScienceChina University of Geosciences
    • Institute of MicrobiologyChinese Academy of Sciences
  • Xiao Fan
    • Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of Sciences
  • Nianqiao Fang
    • School of Marine ScienceChina University of Geosciences
  • Jiangong Shi
    • Institute of Materia MedicaChinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College

DOI: 10.1007/s10600-010-9501-0

Cite this article as:
Xu, X., Song, F., Fan, X. et al. Chem Nat Compd (2009) 45: 811. doi:10.1007/s10600-010-9501-0

2,3,6-Tribromo-4,5-dihydroxybenzyl ethyl ether (1), a new bromophenol, was isolated from the ethanol extract of marine red alga Symphyocladia latiuscula, with a known compound, 2,3,6-tribromo-4,5-dihydroxybenzyl methyl ether (2). Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic analysis, including high-resolution mass spectroscopy, and 1 and 2-dimensional NMR techniques. Compounds 1 and 2 showed inhibitory activity against Staphyloccocus aureus with IC50 102 and 50 μg/mL, respectively.

Key words

Symphyocladia latiusculabromophenolStaphyloccocus aureus

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