Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 19, Issue 5, pp 543–546 | Cite as

Artapshin — A new sesquiterpene lactone fromArtemisia fragrans

  • S. V. Serkerov
  • A. N. Aleskerova


A new sesquiterpene lactone, C15H22O4, which has been called artapshin (I) has been isolated fromArtemisia fragrans Willd. The acetylation of (I) led to its diacetate C19H26O6, mp 160–162°C (II). The saponification of (II) gave a dihydroxylactone C15H22O4, mp 118–120°C. A structure has been proposed from artapshin on the basis of its chemical and spectral (IR and NMR) characteristics.


Lactone Sesquiterpene Lactone Lactone Ring Peracetic Acid Activity Grade 


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  • S. V. Serkerov
  • A. N. Aleskerova

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