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Archives of Pharmacal Research

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 424–426 | Cite as

Sesquiterpenoids from the rhizome ofCurcuma zedoaria

  • Chai Hee Hong
  • Youngleem Kim
  • Sang Kook Lee
Research Article Medicinal Chemistry & Natural Products

Abstract

In the course of searching for biologically active sesquiterpenoids fromCurcuma genus, two sesquiterpenoids were isolated from the rhizome ofCurcuma zedoaria (Zingiberaceae). Their structures were identified as ar-turmerone (1) and β-turmerone (2). The structure elucidation of compounds1 and2 was carried out by comparison of their physical and spectral data with previously reported values.

Key words

Curcuma zedoaria Zingiberaceae sesquiterpenoids ar-turmerone β-turmerone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of PharmacyEwha Womans UniversitySeoulKorea

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