Three new sesquiterpene hydroquinones from marine origin

Ravit Talpir*, Amira Rudi, Yoel Kashman, Yossi Loya, Amnon Hizi

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Three new sesquiterpene hydroquinones peyssonol A and B (5 and 6 and hyatellaquinone (7) have been isolated from the alga Peyssonnelia sp. and the sponge Hyatella intestinalis. The structure of the three compounds was determined mainly by NMR measurements. Peyssonol A (5) is the first reported bromo sesquiterpene hydroquinone. Several of the new compounds were found in a preliminary test to inhibit the reverse transcriptase of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4179-4184
Number of pages6
Issue number14
StatePublished - 4 Apr 1994


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