Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 374–377 | Cite as

Structure of the sesquiterpene lactone elegin

  • I. D. Sham'yanov
  • A. Mallabaev
  • G. P. Sidyakin


From the epigeal part ofSaussurea elegans Ledeb. have been isolated the lactones chlorohyssopifolin B and elegin, C19H23O6Cl. On the basis of spectral characteristics and chemical transformations it has been established that elegin has the structure of 15-chloro-3,4-dihydroxy-8-methacryloyloxyguaia-10(14),11(13)-dien-6,12-olide.


Lactone Sesquiterpene Lactone Acyl Residue Naphthazarin Hexahydro 


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  • I. D. Sham'yanov
  • A. Mallabaev
  • G. P. Sidyakin

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