Two New Sesquiterpenes from the Roots of Taraxacum coreanum

  • Jong Hoon Ahn
  • Eun Jin Mo
  • Yang Hee Jo
  • Bang Yeon Hwang
  • Mi Kyeong LeeEmail author

Phytochemical investigation of the roots of Taraxacum coreanum (Asteraceae) led to the isolation of two new sesquiterpenes, acetyldihydrotaraxinolide (2) and acetyltaraxinolide (4), together with two known sesquiterpene glycosides, 11β,13-dihydrotaraxinic acid (1) and taraxinic acid β-(6-O-acetyl)-glucopyranosyl ester (3). The structures of the isolated compounds were determined on the basis of spectroscopic analysis.


Taraxacum coreanum sesquiterpene germacranolide 



This work was supported by the Basic Science Research Program (2015R1D1A1A09058498) through the National Research Foundation of Korea.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jong Hoon Ahn
    • 1
  • Eun Jin Mo
    • 1
  • Yang Hee Jo
    • 1
  • Bang Yeon Hwang
    • 1
  • Mi Kyeong Lee
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.College of Pharmacy, Chungbuk National UniversityCheongjuKorea

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