The structure of rosmariquinone — A new antioxidant isolated fromRosmarinus officinalis L.

  • Christopher M. Houlihan
  • Chi-Tang Ho
  • Stephen S. Chang


A new diterpene, named rosmariquinone, was isolated from the leaves ofRosmarinus officinalis L. The leaves were first extracted using methanol and, upon further purification, this extract yielded rosmariquinone. Structure elucidation of the antioxidant was done using IR, MS,1H-NMR and13C-NMR.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher M. Houlihan
    • 1
  • Chi-Tang Ho
    • 1
  • Stephen S. Chang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food Science, Cook College, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, RutgersThe State University of New JerseyNew Brunswick

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