Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 572–576 | Cite as

Crystal structure of koraiol — A sesquiterpene alcohol with a new type of carbon skeleton from the oleoresin ofPinus koraiensis

  • V. A. Khan
  • Yu. V. Gatilov
  • Zh. V. Dubovenko
  • V. A. Pentegova


An x-ray structural investigation has been made of a new sesquiterpene alcohol — koraiol — in the form of its complex with pyridine (2:1). The cyclobutane rings are nonplanar and the foldings of rings A and B amount to 17 and 31°, respectively. The seven-membered ring has the chair form.


Valence Angle Caryophyllene Pyridine Molecule Cycloheptane Cyclobutane Ring 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Khan
  • Yu. V. Gatilov
  • Zh. V. Dubovenko
  • V. A. Pentegova

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