Three new sesquiterpene lactones from the pericarps of Illicium merrillianum

Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo). 2000 May;48(5):657-9. doi: 10.1248/cpb.48.657.


Structures of three new sesquiterpene lactones 1-3, isolated from the pericarps of Illicium merrillianum, have been assigned as 14-O-benzoylfloridanolide, 2,10-epoxy-3-dehydroxypseudoanisatin and 7-O-methylpseudomajucin on the basis of spectroscopic data and chemical transformation. The structure of 2, having an ether linkage between C-2 and C-10, has been confirmed by X-ray crystallographic analysis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • China
  • Crystallography, X-Ray
  • Fruit / chemistry
  • Lactones / isolation & purification*
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Molecular Conformation
  • Plants, Medicinal / chemistry*
  • Sesquiterpenes / isolation & purification*
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Fast Atom Bombardment
  • Spectrophotometry, Infrared


  • Lactones
  • Sesquiterpenes