Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 55, Issue 6, pp 1059–1061 | Cite as

A New Alcoholic Compound Isolated from the Leaves of Ginkgo biloba

  • Penghua ShuEmail author
  • Mengyuan Sun
  • Haichang Xu
  • Xue Yang
  • Haoying Niu
  • Mingwei Geng
  • Zhiyu JuEmail author

A new compound, (S)-1-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-butane-1,4-diol (1), and seven known compounds (2–8) were isolated from the leaves of Ginkgo biloba. The structures of compounds 1–8 were established by spectroscopic analysis and by comparison of the data with those of analogs. Compounds 4, 5, and 7 were isolated from Ginkgo biloba for the first time.


Ginkgo biloba leaves chemical constituents Mosher′s method 



We thank Prof. Lin Yang at Lanzhou University of Technology for the authentication of the plant material. This work was financially supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21702178), Key Scientific Research Program in Universities of Henan Province (No. 18A350010), and Excellent Young Key Teacher Funding Project of Xuchang University (No. 2017).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringXuchang UniversityXuchangP. R. China
  2. 2.School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringHenan Normal UniversityXinxiangP. R. China

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