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Experientia

, Volume 33, Issue 11, pp 1407–1410 | Cite as

Structure de la sarpédobiline, pigment biliaire de Lépidoptère

  • Michèle Bois-Choussy
  • M. Barbier
Specialia Chimica, Biochimica

Structure of sarpedobilin, a butterfly bile pigment

Summary

On the basis of NMR studies, mass spectrometry, chemical reactions and correlations with phorcabilin1, the structure2 is proposed for sarpedobilin, a butterfly blue bile pigment first isolated fromPapilio graphium sarpedon. This structure represents a new natural heterocyclic system.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michèle Bois-Choussy
    • 1
  • M. Barbier
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de Chimie des Substances NaturellesCNRSGif-sur-YvetteFrance

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