Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 257–259 | Cite as

A New Isoflavan from Abrus precatorius

  • Zhihui Xiao
  • Shuhong Tao
  • Yaxian Yang
  • Yu Zhang

A new isoflavan, (3S)-1′,4′-dihydroxy-6,7,8,2′,3′-pentamethoxyisoflavan (1), together with six known compounds, abruquinone G (2), abruquinone B (3), isoliquiritigenin (4), gallic acid (5), ethyl gallate (6), and 1-O-galloyl-β-D-glucose (7) were isolated from Abrus precatorius. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of physical and spectral analysis, respectively. Compounds 1, 4, and 7 were isolated from this plant for the first time.


Abrus precatorius L. isoflavan abruquinone 



This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 11-41306147-1) and Functional Development Project of Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. Y3YQ041). We thank Yun Zhang, Aijun Sun, and Chuanrong Li for providing mass and NMR spectral measurements in the Public Service Center of Instrument and Equipment, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhihui Xiao
    • 1
  • Shuhong Tao
    • 2
  • Yaxian Yang
    • 2
  • Yu Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.South China Sea Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesGuangzhouP. R. China
  2. 2.Guangdong Pharmaceutical UniversityGuanghzouP. R. China

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