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Lignans ofRosa multiflora roots

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Five known lignans, (+)-pinoresinol (1), (+)-8-hydroxypinoresinol (2), (−)-dehydrodiconiferyl alcohol (3), (+)-trans-dehydrodiconiferyl alcohol (4), and (−)-olivil (5), were isolated from the roots ofRosa multiflora for the first time. Their structures were determined using spectroscopic data.

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Yeo, H., Chin, YW., Park, SY. et al. Lignans ofRosa multiflora roots. Arch Pharm Res 27, 287–290 (2004).

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