Journal of Natural Medicines

, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 325–327

A new homoisoflavan from Caesalpinia sappan

  • Huanxin Zhao
  • Hong Bai
  • Yuanshu Wang
  • Wei Li
  • Kazuo Koike


A new homoisoflavan, 7,3′,4′-trihydroxy-3-benzyl-2H-chromene (1), was isolated from the dried heartwood of Caesalpinia sappan L., together with seven known phenolic compounds. The structure of the new compound (1) was determined on the basis of spectroscopic analysis.


Caesalpinia sappan Homoisoflavan Leguminosae 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huanxin Zhao
    • 1
  • Hong Bai
    • 1
  • Yuanshu Wang
    • 1
  • Wei Li
    • 2
  • Kazuo Koike
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Materia MedicaShandong Academy of Medical SciencesJinanChina
  2. 2.Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesToho UniversityFunabashiJapan

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