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Polyphenolic compounds isolated from the leaves of Myrtus communis

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Four hydrolyzable tannins [oenothein B (1), eugeniflorin D2 (2), and tellimagrandins I (3) and II (4)], two related polyphenolic compounds [gallic acid (5) and quinic acid 3,5-di-O-gallate (6)], and four myricetin glycosides [myricetins 3-O-β-d-xyloside (7), 3-O-β-d-galactoside (8), 3-O-β-d-galactoside 6″-O-gallate (9), and 3-O-α-l-rhamnoside (10)] were isolated from the leaves of Myrtus communis. Antioxidant activities of the isolated compounds were evaluated by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging assay.

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We thank the Saitama Greenery Promotion Center (Saitama, Japan) for generously supplying the plant material.

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Yoshimura, M., Amakura, Y., Tokuhara, M. et al. Polyphenolic compounds isolated from the leaves of Myrtus communis . J Nat Med 62, 366–368 (2008).

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