Phytochemistry Reviews

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 25–50 | Cite as

Dimeric acylphloroglucinols in Hypericum species from sections Brathys and Trigynobrathys

  • Gari Vidal Ccana-Ccapatinta
  • Francisco Maikon Corrêa de Barros
  • Henrique Bridi
  • Gilsane Lino von Poser


Hypericum is a prolific source of acylphloroglucinol derivatives. Unlike the monomeric polyisoprenylated acylphloroglucinols hyperforin and adhyperforin, which are the main phloroglucinols in Hypericum perforatum (section Hypericum), dimeric structures are to the best of our knowledge exclusively reported in sections Brathys and Trigynobrathys belonging to the genus Hypericum. Their occurrence, as well as the analytical properties of the thirty-one dimeric acylphloroglucinols currently reported for Hypericum spp. are reviewed. Additionally, the presence of dimeric acylphloroglucinol in four Peruvian Hypericum species is presented and their chemotaxonomic significance explored.


Chemotaxonomy Isolation NMR spectroscopy Tautomerism Translucent glands 



The authors are grateful to the Brazilian agencies CAPES, CNPq and FAPERGS for financial support. GV Ccana-Ccapatinta is a PEC-PG student supported by a grant from the CAPES/CNPq-Brasil. The LRNANO/CNANO laboratory of UFRGS is specially acknowledged for NMR facilities.


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  • Gari Vidal Ccana-Ccapatinta
    • 1
  • Francisco Maikon Corrêa de Barros
    • 1
  • Henrique Bridi
    • 1
  • Gilsane Lino von Poser
    • 1
  1. 1.Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciências FarmacêuticasUFRGSPorto AlegreBrazil

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