Two new lignans from Taxus yunnanensis

Sheng Hong Li, Hong Jie Zhang*, Ping Yao, Xue Mei Niu, Wei Xiang, Han Dong Sun*

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The phytochemical investigation on the ethanolic extracts of the barks of Taxus yunnanensis (Taxaceae) led to the isolation of two new neo-lignans, named taxuyunins A (1) and B (2), along with the known diterpenolignan, brevitaxin (3). Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic and chemical evidences. Compound 1 is a neo-lignan xyloside while compound 2 belongs to the rare neo-lignan possessing a ramified C3 side chain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)926-930
Number of pages5
JournalChinese Journal of Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Chemistry(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • neo-lignans
  • Taxaceae
  • Taxus yunnanensis
  • Taxuyunin A
  • Taxuyunin B


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