Cembrane diterpenes as chemotaxonomical markers for Sinularia flexibilis

Charles Santhanaraju Vairappan, and R Tulasiramanan, and Kishneth Palaniveloo, (2014) Cembrane diterpenes as chemotaxonomical markers for Sinularia flexibilis. Journal Of Tropical Biology And Conservation, 11. p. 103. ISSN 1823-3920


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Chemical extraction of the soft coral Sinularia flexibilis collected from Mantanani Island, Kota Belud, Sabah has led to the isolation of ten known cembrane diterpenes. The chemical structures of isolated compounds were elucidated based on 1 H-NMR and 13 C-NMR spectroscopic data. This is the first record of chemical analysis of S. flexibilis from the waters of Malaysia. Identical secondary metabolites isolated from S. flexibilis from other regions suggest the use of these cembrane diterpenes as possible chemotaxonomical markers for this genus of soft coral.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soft coral, Sinularia, Mantanani Island, Secondary metabolite, Cembrane diterpenes, Chemotaxonomical marker
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2015 04:12
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 04:27
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/12013

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