Lignans from leaves of Juniperus chinensis

Fang Jim-Min, Lee Ching-Kuo, Cheng Yu-Shia

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Umbelliferone, 13 lignans and an unusual compound 2-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)propane-1,3-diol, were isolated from the leaves of Juniperus chinensis. The lignans include meso-secoisolariciresinol, 3,4-methylenedioxy-3′,4′-dimethoxylignan-9′,9-olide, hibalactone, isohibalactone, 7-oxohinokinin, 7-hydroxyhinokinin, 7-acetyloxyhinokinin, (+)-xanthoxylol, dihydrodehydrodiconiferyl alcohol, 3-methoxy-8,4′-oxyneoligna-3′,4,7,9,9′-pentol and three new compounds, viz., (8S)-3-methoxy-8,4′-oxyneoligna-3′,4,9,9′-tetraol, (7S,8S)-3-methoxy-3′,7-epoxy-8,4′-oxyneoligna-4,9,9′-triol and the corresponding (7R,8S)-isomer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3659-3661
Number of pages3
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • 2-arylpropane-1,3-diol
  • benzodioxane neolignans.
  • Juniperus chinensis, Cupressaceae
  • leaves
  • lignans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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