Several new isoprenoids from the soft coral Sinularia erecta

Amira Rudi, Tal Lev Ari Dayan, Maurice Aknin, Emile M. Gaydou, Yoel Kashman*

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Eight compounds were isolated from the Indo-Pacific soft coral Sinularia erecta (Tixier-Durivautt, 1945) collected from the lagoon of Mayotte, Comoros Islands, northwest of Madagascar. Four of the compounds, namely the sesquiterpene germacrene D, the diterpenoids nephthenol and decaryiol, and norcembrene, are known. The other four are the new secondary metabolites germacrene E (1), epi-norcembrene (3), and two bis-pukalide diterpenes, mayotolides A and B (4 and 5). The structure of each of the compounds was determined by means of 1D and 2D NMR and MS spectroscopy in addition to some chemical transformations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)872-875
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1998


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