Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 53–56 | Cite as

The structures of chimganin and chimgin

  • A. Sh. Kadyrov
  • G. K. Nikonov


The roots ofFerula tschimganica Lipsky have yielded two new compounds with the compositions C18H24O4 (mp 85°C) and C17H22O3 (mp 155°C), which have been calledchimganin andchimgin. On the basis of their UV, IR, and NMR spectra and the products of alkaline hydrolysis, it has been shown that chimganin is the ester of 4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzoic acid and chimgin that of 4-hydroxybenzoic acid with (+)-borneol.


Petroleum Ether Vanillic Acid Sesquiterpene Lactone Borneol Aromatic Nucleus 


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Literature cited

  1. 1.
    N. P. Kir'yalov, “Species of the genusFerula L. — sources of new biologically active compounds,” in: Plants of the Family Umbelliferae — Sources of Biologically Active Substances [in Russian], Leningrad (1968), p. 129.Google Scholar
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    N. P. Kir'yalov, “Coumarins from plants of the genusFerula L.,” in: Terpenoids and Coumarins [in Russian], Moscow-Leningrad (1965), p. 82.Google Scholar

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© Consultants Bureau, a division of Plenum Publishing Corporation 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Sh. Kadyrov
    • 1
  • G. K. Nikonov
    • 1
  1. 1.Academy of Sciences of the Uzbek SSRInstitute of the Chemistry of Plant SubstancesRussia

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