Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, 47:524 | Cite as

Structure elucidation and NMR assignments for two new quinones from fructus rhodomyrti of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa

  • Tao Chen
  • Chuguo Yu
  • Bolun YangEmail author

Two new quinones, 1,4,7-trihydroxy-2-methoxy-6-methylanthracene-9,10-dione (1) and compound 2, were isolated from fructus rhodomyrti of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Ari.) Hassk., which was collected from Guangdong Province. The structures were elucidated by 1D, 2D NMR, and HR-EI-MS spectroscopy methods. The cytotoxic activities of two compounds in vitro were tested. Compound 1 showed cytotoxicity against KB and KBv200 cell lines with IC50 of 17.1 and 19.5 )μg/mL, and compound 2 with IC50 of 18.1 and 25.4 )μg/mL, respectively.


NMR fructus rhodomyrti quinone structure elucidation cytotoxic activity 



This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province of China (63116).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Energy and Power EngineeringXi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’anP. R. China
  2. 2.Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medicine CollegeShenzhen XixiangP. R. China
  3. 3.Shenzhen Bao’an Health Care Committee of GuangdongShenzhenP. R. China

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