Achillicin, the first proazulene from Achillea millefolium

Cuong Banh-Nhu, Eszter Gács-Baitz, Lajos Radics, József Tamás, Kalman Ujszászy, Gizella Verzár-Petri

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Achillicin, the major proazulene (prochamazulene) of Achillea millefolium L. ssp. collina Becker has been isolated and identified as 8-acetoxyartabsin. It is the first proazulene reported for the genus Achillea and has not been found previously in plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-332
Number of pages2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1979


  • 8-acetoxyartabsin.
  • A. collina
  • Achillea millefolium ssp. collina
  • Compositae
  • guaianolide sesquiterpene
  • proazulene
  • yarrow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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