Phytochemical investigation of Hypericum nakamurai (Masamune) Robson has led to the isolation of three phloroglucinol derivatives 1-3. The structures of these compounds were determined by the analysis of their spectroscopic data (IR, mass and UV), and by the application of 1-D and 2-D-NMR techniques. Hyperinakin (1) is a new compound. The anti-inflammatory activities of compounds 1-3 were also tested and evaluated. A biogenetic pathway for compounds 1-3 was also proposed.
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