Journal of Natural Medicines

, Volume 60, Issue 3, pp 261–263 | Cite as

Two isoindoline alkaloids from the crude drug, the ant lion (the larvae of Myrmeleontidae species)

  • Takafumi Nakatani
  • Eiji Nishimura
  • Naoki Noda


Two compounds having an isoindoline skeleton were isolated from the ant lion (the larvae of Myrmeleontidae species). They were characterized as 4-hydroxyisoindolin-1-one and 2-(2-hydroxyethyl)-4-hydroxyisoindolin-1-one on the basis of spectroscopic data.


Myrmeleontidae Ant lion Larvae Isoindoline 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesSetsunan University OsakaJapan

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