Guaiane type sesquiterpenes and other constituents from Daucus carota L.

Hong wei Fu, Lin Zhang, Tao YI, Yu lin Feng, Jing kui Tian*

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In a chemosystematic investigation of the fruits of Daucus carota L. we have isolated eleven compounds including four guaiane type sesquiterpenes (1-4), one eudesmane type sesquiterpene (5) and six other constituents (6-11). Among them, the five compounds 1-5 all are new for Daucus carota L. and all have been reported in Torilis japonica. The results show that Daucus carota L. is chemically similar with Torilis japonica providing chemical evidence for both species used as the same traditional Chinese medicine "nanheshi".

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-312
Number of pages4
JournalBiochemical Systematics and Ecology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biochemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Apiaceae
  • Daucus carota
  • Guaiane type sesquiterpenes
  • Torilin
  • Umbelliferae


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