Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 12–15 | Cite as

Structure of xanthalin

  • A. I. Sokolova
  • G. K. Nikonov


1. Xanthalin has been shown to have the structure of 2′, 2′-dimethyl-3′, 4′,-diangeloyloxy-3′, 4′-dihydropyrano-5′, 6′:6, 7-coumarin on the basis of the preparation of a number of derivatives and cleavage products.

2. The following products of the alkaline hydrolysis of xanthalin have been isolated and characterized for the first time: (±)-3′, 4′-dihydroxy-3′, 4′-dihydroxanthyletin (isokhellactone), C14H14O5, with mp 213–215° C and (−)-trans-3′-hydroxy-4′-methoxy-3′, 4′-dihydroxanthyletin (isomethylkhellactone, C15H16O5, with mp 136.5–138° C and [α] D 20 −47.7 (ethanol).


Sodium Carbonate Solution Platinum Oxide Coumarin Ring Combine Ether Extract Bromine Solution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Sokolova
    • 1
  • G. K. Nikonov
    • 1
  1. 1.All-Union Scientific-Research Institute of Medicinal PlantsUSSR

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