Natural Products and Bioprospecting

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 137–140 | Cite as

Isolation of farnesylhydroquinones from the basidiomycete Ganoderma pfeifferi

  • Timo H. J. Niedermeyer
  • Thomas Jira
  • Michael Lalk
  • Ulrike Lindequist
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Two farnesylhydroquinones were isolated from the fruiting bodies of Ganoderma pfeifferi, farnesylhydroquinone (1) and the new compound ganomycin K (2), (5S)-3-[(E)-7,8-dihydroxy-4,8-dimethylnon-3-enyl]-5-(2,5-dihydroxyphenyl)-furan-2(5H)-one. The structures of 1 and 2 were determined on the basis of mass spectrometric and NMR spectroscopic evidence. The antibacterial activity of the isolated compounds was neglectable.


Ganoderma pfeifferi farnesylhydroquinone ganomycin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timo H. J. Niedermeyer
    • 1
  • Thomas Jira
    • 1
  • Michael Lalk
    • 1
  • Ulrike Lindequist
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PharmacyErnst-Moritz-Arndt-UniversityGreifswaldGermany

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