Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, 47:636 | Cite as

Chemical constituents from the stem bark of Acer barbinerve

  • Dong-Joo Kwon
  • Young-Soo Bae

The genus Acer (Aceraceae) is comprised of approximately 200 species that are widely distributed throughout Asia, North America, and Europe. More than 100 species are recorded in China [1]. Within this genus 15 species are exclusively distributed in Korea. The leaves, stems, and roots of some species have been used in Korean folk medicine for the treatment of arthralgia, fracture, and hepatic disorders [2]. Acer barbinerve Max. is indigenous to Korea and China, and it is a rare shrub growing to about 30 ft in height [2]. There are no phytochemical and biological studies previously reported with this species. In our investigation on the chemical constituents of the stem bark of A. barbinerve, 13 compounds were isolated from this plant for the first time.

The stem bark of A. barbinervewas collected from Jungseon, Gangwon Province of South Korea in June 2008 and authenticated by Prof. Wan-Geun Park, Kangwon National University. A voucher specimen (No. 0806-AB01) was deposited in the...


CD3OD Vanillic Acid Amorphous Powder Stem Bark Tyrosol 
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We are grateful to Dr. Ji-Sook Ryu, Central Laboratory of Kangwon National University, for measuring the NMR spectra.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Forest Biomaterials Engineering, College of Forest Environmental SciencesKangwon National UniversityChuncheonRepublic of Korea

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