Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 234–236 | Cite as

A New Lactone from the Twigs of Cinnamomum cassia

  • Zhenlin Li
  • Zhichen Cai
  • Shihui Qian
  • Minghua Chen

A new lactone, 5R-methyl-3-heptatriacontyl-2(5H)-furanone (1), was isolated from the twigs of Cinnamomum cassia. The structure of the new compound was established on the basis of high-resolution MS, 1D and 2D NMR data. The absolute configuration was determined by electronic circular dichroism (ECD) analysis.


5R-methyl-3-heptatriacontyl-2(5H)-furanone Cinnamomum cassia twigs Lauraceae 



This study was supported financially by the Jiangsu Provincial Platform for Conservation and Utilization of Agricultural Germplasm (BM2010610).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhenlin Li
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Zhichen Cai
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shihui Qian
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Minghua Chen
    • 4
  1. 1.Affiliated Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western MedicineNanjing University of Chinese MedicineNanjingP. R. China
  2. 2.Jiangsu Province Academy of Traditional Chinese MedicineNanjingP. R. China
  3. 3.Jiangsu Provincial Platform for Conservation and Utilization of Agricultural GermplasmNanjingP. R. China
  4. 4.Institute of Medicinal BiotechnologyChinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical CollegeBeijingP. R. China

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