The Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory
Online ISSN : 2432-8944
Print ISSN : 0073-0912
SESQUITERPENOIDS AND CYCLIC BIS(BIBENZYLS) FROM THE PAKISTANI LIVERWORT PLAGIOCHASMA APPENDICULATUM
MASAO TOYOTAYOSHINORI ASAKAWA
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1999 Volume 86 Pages 161-167

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  The Pakistani liverwort Plagiochasma appendiculatum biosynthesizes not only sesquiterpene hydrocarbons, β-caryophyllene and cuparene but also macrocyclic bis(bibenzyls), marchantins A, B and C which have been isolated from some Marchantia species. Their structures were identified by comparison of spectral data with those of authentic samples. This is the first isolation and identification of β-caryophyllene and marchantins A-C from the Plagiochasma species. The occurrence of marchantin series in both Plagiochasma and Marchantia species is very important in determining the evolutionary ladder of both the Aytoniaceae and the Marchantiaceae.

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