Journal of Wood Science

, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 397–400 | Cite as

Extractives ofJuniperus chinensis L. I: Isolation of podophyllotoxin and yatein from the leaves ofJ. chinensis

  • Masaru Miyata
  • Kazutaka Itoh
  • Sanro Tachibana


Two compounds, yatein and podophyllotoxin, were isolated from the chloroform-soluble fraction in the methanolic extractives of byakushin (Juniperus chinensis L.) leaves for the first time.

Key words

Juniperus chinensis Extractives Lignans Podophyllotoxin Yatein 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masaru Miyata
    • 1
  • Kazutaka Itoh
    • 1
  • Sanro Tachibana
    • 1
  1. 1.College of AgricultureEhime UniversityMatsuyamaJapan

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