Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 245–248 | Cite as

Three New Anthraquinones from Aerial Parts of Paederia scandens

  • Xue Zhang
  • Hai-Feng Zhou
  • Mo-Ying Li
  • Xin-Yi Yue
  • Tong Wu

Three new anthraquinones, 1-methyl-2,4-dimethoxy-3-hydroxyanthraquinone (6), 1-methoxy-3-hydroxy-2-ethoxymethylanthraquinone (7), and 2-methyl-3-O-β-D-primeveroside (14), together with 15 known compounds, including seven anthraquinones, one iridoid glucoside, three phenolic compounds, three flavone glucosides, and one flavone, were isolated from Paederia scandens. The isolated compounds were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic methods. To the best of our knowledge, six known anthraquinones (1, 2, 5, 9, 10, and 13) and two known phenolic acids (4, 11) were isolated from this plant for the first time.


anthraquinones Paederia scandens Rubiaceae chemical constituents 



This work was supported by the Program of Shanghai TCM Science and Technology (Grant No. 13401900701) and Shanghai Technology Research Leader (Grant No. 16XD1423500).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xue Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hai-Feng Zhou
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mo-Ying Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xin-Yi Yue
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tong Wu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of New Drug & Pharmaceutical ProcessShanghai Institute of Pharmaceutical IndustryShanghaiP. R. China
  2. 2.Zhangjiang Institute of China State Institute of Pharmaceutical IndustryShanghaiP. R. China

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