Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 55, Issue 6, pp 1098–1100 | Cite as

A New Pyrrole Compound from Monascus ruber

  • Ming-Jen ChengEmail author
  • Ming-Der Wu
  • Tzong-Huei Lee
  • Jing-Ru Weng
  • Jih-Jung ChenEmail author

Phytochemical investigation of the fungus Monascus ruber led to the isolation of one new alkaloid derivative, namely ruberpyrrole (1). The structures were established by extensive spectroscopic characterization and the reported data.


Monascus ruber Eurotiaceae secondary metabolite pyrrole derivative 



The authors thank Senior Technician Mrs. Chyi-Jia Wang of Center for Resources, Research and Development (CRRD) of Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU) for measuring the 2D NMR data. This work was kindly supported by the Food Industry Research and Development Institute (FIRDI) from a Grant of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Republic of China.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bioresource Collection and Research Center (BCRC)Food Industry Research and Development Institute (FIRDI)HsinchuTaiwan
  2. 2.Institute of Fisheries ScienceNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Marine Biotechnology and ResourcesNational Sun Yat-sen UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan
  4. 4.Faculty of Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical SciencesNational Yang-Ming UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  5. 5.Department of Medical ResearchChina Medical University HospitalTaichungTaiwan

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