Ficuschlorins A-D, lactone chlorins from the leaves of ficus microcarpa

Huan You Lin, Hsi Lin Chiu, Yu Hsuang Lan, Chih Ying Tzeng, Zong-Huei Li, Ching Kuo Lee, Yi Yuan Shao, Chiy Rong Chen, Chi I. Chang, Yueh Hsiung Kuo

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Four new lactone chlorins, ficuschlorins A-D (1-4, resp.), and six known pheophytins were isolated from the leaves of Ficus microcarpa. The structures of these compounds were determined by 1D-and 2D-NMR spectroscopy, and other techniques. New natural pheophytins were rarely obtained. In the past ten years, only three new pheophytins were isolated from natural sources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1701-1708
Number of pages8
JournalChemistry and Biodiversity
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011


  • Chlorins
  • Ficus microcarpa
  • Ficuschlorins A-D
  • Lactones
  • Pheophytins
  • Rhodochlorins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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    Lin, H. Y., Chiu, H. L., Lan, Y. H., Tzeng, C. Y., Li, Z-H., Lee, C. K., Shao, Y. Y., Chen, C. R., Chang, C. I., & Kuo, Y. H. (2011). Ficuschlorins A-D, lactone chlorins from the leaves of ficus microcarpa. Chemistry and Biodiversity, 8(9), 1701-1708.