Antimicrobial anthraquinones from Morinda angustifolia

Wei Xiang*, Qi-Shi Song, Hong-Jie Zhang, Shi-Ping Guo

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Investigation on Morinda angustifolia resulted in the isolation of a new anthraquinone, 1,8-dihydroxy-2-methyl-3,7-dimethoxyanthraquinone (1), along with five known analogues, lucidin 3-O-β-primeveroside (2), 1,3-dihydroxy-2-methylanthraquinone (3), lucidin- ω -ethyl ether (4), lucidin-ω-butyl ether (5) and damnacanthol (6). The new compound demonstrated significant antimicrobial activity against Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Micrococcus luteus, Sarcina lutea, Candida albicans and Saccharomyces sake.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-504
Number of pages4
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

User-Defined Keywords

  • 1,8-Dihydroxy-2-methyl-3,7-dimethoxyanthraquinone
  • Anthraquinones
  • Antimicrobial activitis
  • Morinda angustifolia


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