The structure of drupanol — A new phenol from Psoralea drupaceae


A new phenol C18H24O which has been given the name drupanol has been isolated from the fruit ofPsoralea drupaceae. On the basis of the NMR and IR spectra of the substance itself and its acetate and the hexahydro derivative of the acetate it has been established that drupanol is 4-(3,6-dimethyl-1-methylene-3-vinylhept-5-enyl)phenol.

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Institute of the Chemistry of Plant Substances, Academy of Sciences of the Uzbek SSR. Translated from Khimiya Prirodnykh Soedinenii, No. 1, pp. 9–12, January–February, 1973.

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Golovina, L.A., Nikonov, G.K. The structure of drupanol — A new phenol from Psoralea drupaceae. Chem Nat Compd 9, 7–9 (1973).

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  • Acetic Anhydride
  • Phenolic Hydroxyl
  • Psoralen
  • Olefinic Proton
  • Oily Product