Diterpenes of Flowering Plants

Compositae (Asteraceae)

  • Fred Seaman
  • Ferdinand Bohlmann
  • Christa Zdero
  • Tom J. Mabry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Fred Seaman, Ferdinand Bohlmann, Christa Zdero, Tom J. Mabry
    Pages 1-2
  3. Fred Seaman, Ferdinand Bohlmann, Christa Zdero, Tom J. Mabry
    Pages 3-384
  4. Fred Seaman, Ferdinand Bohlmann, Christa Zdero, Tom J. Mabry
    Pages 385-430
  5. Fred Seaman, Ferdinand Bohlmann, Christa Zdero, Tom J. Mabry
    Pages 431-484
  6. Fred Seaman, Ferdinand Bohlmann, Christa Zdero, Tom J. Mabry
    Pages 485-492
  7. Fred Seaman, Ferdinand Bohlmann, Christa Zdero, Tom J. Mabry
    Pages 493-550
  8. Fred Seaman, Ferdinand Bohlmann, Christa Zdero, Tom J. Mabry
    Pages 551-577
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 579-638

About this book

Introduction

More than 1200 diterpenes have been identified from approximately 550 Compo sitae taxa (Figure 1 [pp. 219-384], Tables 1-3 [pp. 7-218]). The annual output of such reports rose sharply during the past several years, a trend that was also reflected by other major lipophilic constituents of the Compositae: acetylenes (63, 465), sesquiterpene lactones (266, 458), and benzofurans and chromenes (429). Unlike these other natural products, no review of the diterpene chemistry of the Compositae has been published. Given the bulk of data currently on hand, a review of this topic is clearly overdue. Several major goals influenced the preparation of this review. The first was to provide a useful reference to guide terpenoid chemists to the literature of known compounds. The published reports for 1200 structures provide a sizable body of spectroscopic data applicable to the investigation of new compounds. The study of diterpenes has been hampered by the absence of an all-inclusive nomenclature and classification system for the various skeletal types. Conse­ quently, a second goal was to organize structural data into a classification scheme designed to group compounds by biogenetic homology, and to standardize such features as diterpene nomenclature and numbering. Pursuant to this goal, the published names (Table 1) and numbering systems (Table 2) for all compounds are included.

Keywords

Asteraceae Compositae chemistry natural product natural products plants

Authors and affiliations

  • Fred Seaman
    • 1
  • Ferdinand Bohlmann
    • 2
  • Christa Zdero
    • 2
  • Tom J. Mabry
    • 3
  1. 1.Drug Dynamics Institute College of PharmacyThe University of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Organic ChemistryTechnical UniversityBerlin 12Federal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Department of BotanyThe University of TexasAustinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-3274-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7945-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3274-2
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