, Volume 63, Issue 1, pp 102-104

Sesquiterpenes from Curcuma comosa

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Abstract

From the dried rhizomes of Curcuma comosa cultivating in Thailand, 26 known sesquiterpenes were isolated: zederone, zederone epoxide, furanodienone, isofuranodienone, 1(10)Z,4Z-furanodiene-6-one, glechomanolide, dehydrocurdione, neocurdione, curdione, 7α-hydroxyneocurdione, 7β-hydroxycurdione, germacrone-1(10),4-diepoxide, germacrone, 13-hydroxygermacrone, curzerenone, curcolonol, alismol, alismoxide, zedoarondiol, isozedoarondiol, procurcumenol, isoprocurcumenol, aerugidiol, zedoalactone B, curcumenone, and curcumadione. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of physicochemical evidence. Among them, glechomanolide, curzerenone, curcolonol, alismol, alismoxide, and zedoarondiol showed no significant optical activities, so they may be artifact products during the isolation or drying process.