Structure, synthesis and cytotoxicity of sphenone-A, a phenanthrene-1,4-quinone from Sphenomeris biflora

Tian-Shung Wu, Shiow Chyn Huang, F. ming-Tyn Chen, Ting Ting Jong

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Abstract

A new phenanthrene-1,4-quinone, sphenone-A was isolated from the whole herb of Sphenomeris biflora. The structure of sphenone-A was elucidated by spectral methods and synthesis. Sphenone-A demonstrated potent cytotoxicity in the KB cell (ED50 = 2.7 meg/ml) tissue culture assay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1280-1281
Number of pages2
JournalPhytochemistry
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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