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Journal of Natural Medicines

, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 325-327

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A new homoisoflavan from Caesalpinia sappan

  • Huanxin ZhaoAffiliated withInstitute of Materia Medica, Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences
  • , Hong BaiAffiliated withInstitute of Materia Medica, Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences Email author 
  • , Yuanshu WangAffiliated withInstitute of Materia Medica, Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences
  • , Wei LiAffiliated withFaculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University
  • , Kazuo KoikeAffiliated withFaculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University

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Abstract

A new homoisoflavan, 7,3′,4′-trihydroxy-3-benzyl-2H-chromene (1), was isolated from the dried heartwood of Caesalpinia sappan L., together with seven known phenolic compounds. The structure of the new compound (1) was determined on the basis of spectroscopic analysis.

Keywords

Caesalpinia sappan Homoisoflavan Leguminosae