The structure of karatavic acid
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Karatavic acid has been isolated from the resin of the roots ofFerula karatavica Rgl. et Schmalh; this is an ether of umbelliferone and a hydroxy acid C15H24O3 probably having the humulane type of hydrocarbon skeleton. Two possible structural formulas—(I) and (II)—have been proposed for karatavic acid.
KeywordsEthyl Ester Hydroxy Acid Activity Grade Aluminum Hydride Umbelliferone
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