Bioactive secondary metabolites from the Borneon soft corals of the genus nephthea

Takahiro, Ishii and Reiko, Ueoka and Shigeki, Matsunaga and Charles Santhanaraju Vairappan (2010) Bioactive secondary metabolites from the Borneon soft corals of the genus nephthea. Malaysian Journal of Science, 29 (3). pp. 262-268. ISSN 1394-3065


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As part of our continuous interest in the presence of secondary metabolites in marine organisms of Borneo, we investigated the chemical constituents of the soft corals of the genus Nephthea. Four secondary metabolites were isolated from the organic extracts of three Borneon soft corals Nephthea species and these compounds were identified as 24-methylenecholesterol (1), 5ß,8ß-epidioxy-11-hydroxy-6-eudesmene (2), 5ß,8ß- epidioxy-11-hydroperoxy-6-eudesmene(3)and24-methyl-cholesta-5,24(28) -diene-3ß,19-diol-7ß-monoace tate (4). Their structures were established by NMR spectroscopic data analysis and comparison of the data with those of the literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antibacterial activities, Cytotoxic activities, Nephthea sp, Nephtheidae, Secondary metabolites, Soft coral
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology > QL1-991 Zoology > QL360-599.82 Invertebrates
Divisions: INSTITUTE > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2011 17:19
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 14:43

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