Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 265–268 | Cite as

The structure of britannin — A sesquiterpene lactone from Inula britannica

  • P. V. Chugunov
  • V. I. Sheichenko
  • A. I. Ban'kovskii
  • K. S. Rybalko


From the epigeal part ofInula britannica L. a new sesquiterpene lactone has been obtained — britannin, with the composition C19H26O7, mp 192–194°C (from ethanol). [α] D 20 –26° (c 5.0; chloroform). Structure (I) has been proposed for it.


Acetic Anhydride Colorless Crystal Sesquiterpene Lactone Epigeal Part Activity Grade 


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© Consultants Bureau, a division of Plenum Publishing Corporation 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. V. Chugunov
  • V. I. Sheichenko
  • A. I. Ban'kovskii
  • K. S. Rybalko

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