Lignans and an aromatic acid from Cinnamomum philippinense

Tian Shung Wu, Yann Lii Leu, Yu Yi Chan, Sheu Meei Yu, Che Ming Teng, Jeng De Su

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Investigation of the root of Cinnamomum philippinense resulted in the isolation of a new lignan, cinnamophilin, together with three known compounds, meso-dihydroguaiaretic acid, (+)-guaiacin and vallinic acid. Their structures were elucidated by spectral analysis. Cinnamophilin and its derivatives showed significant antiplatelet aggregation activity and vasorelaxing efrect. Furthermore, it displayed antioxidative activity equivalent to α-tocopherol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)785-788
Number of pages4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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