Macrocyclic diterpene polyesters of the jatrophane type from Euphorbia esula

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Three new jatrophane diterpenes, esulatins A-C (1-3) were isolated and characterized from the whole, undried plant of Euphorbia esula. By means of spectral analysis, the structures were established as pentaesters and heptaesters of hitherto unknown, polyfunctional diterpene parent alcohols. Esulatins A (1) and C (3) are the diterpenoids with the highest degree of esterification identified to date from the family Euphorbiaceae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-335
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 12 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry

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