Illicaborins A-C, three prenylated C6-C3 compounds from the fruits of Illicium arborescens

Ya Xu Lin, Ahmed Eid Fazary, Shun Ying Chen, Ching Te Chien, Yao Haur Kuo, Shiow Yunn Sheu, Ya Ching Shen

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Three new prenylated C6-C3 compounds, illicaborins A-C (1-3), were isolated and characterised from the fruits of Illicium arborescens Hayata. Their structures were determined by extensive spectroscopic analyses (UV, CD, IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, 1H-1H COSY, HMQC, HMBC, and NOESY) including molecular modelling. Compound 1 possesses a new carbon skeleton having a prenylated C6-C3 skeleton with an additional CH2OH group at the C-2 position. The cytotoxic activities of compounds 1-3 were tested and evaluated against Hep-2, Daoy, MCF-7 and WiDr tumour cell lines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1105-1111
Number of pages7
JournalFood Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


  • Cytotoxic activities
  • Illicaborins
  • Illicium arborescens

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Food Science


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