Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 7–9 | Cite as

Two New Phenylalkanoids from the Rhizomes of Zingiber officinale


Two new phenylalkanoids, 5-hydroxy-1-(4′,5′-dihydroxy-3′-methoxyphenyl)dodecan-3-one (1) and 1-(4′,5′-dihydroxy-3′-methoxyphenyl)dodec-4-en-3-one (2), were isolated from the rhizomes of Chinese ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe (Zingiberaceae)). The structures of the two new phenylalkanoids were elucidated by chemical and physical evidence.


Zingiber officinale Zingiberaceae rhizome ginger phenylalkanoid 



This investigation was supported by a grant from the Tzu Hui Institute of Technology of the Republic of China (Grant No. 105004).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate Institute of Biomedical EngineeringNational Chung Hsing UniversityTaichungTaiwan
  2. 2.Tzu Hui Institute of TechnologyPingtung CountyTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of NursingFooyin UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan
  4. 4.Department of Medical Laboratory Science and BiotechnologyFooyin UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan
  5. 5.School of Medical and Health SciencesFooyin UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan

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