A new sesquiterpene from the fruits of daucus carota L.

Hong Wei Fu, Lin Zhang, Tao YI, Jing Kui Tian*

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Phytochemical investigation of the fruits of Daucus carota L. resulted in the isolation of a new sesquiterpene named as daucucarotol (1). Its structure was elucidated on the basis of 1D and 2D NMR experiments, coupled with MS studies. To our knowledge, compound 1 is the first example for a natural eudesmane sesquiterpene with a hydroxymethyl group located at a methine carbon rather than a usual quaternary carbon in the two fused six-membered ring systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2862-2867
Number of pages6
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Daucus carot
  • Sesquiterpene
  • Umbelliferae


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