(9Z)-capsanthin-5,6-epoxide, a new carotenoid from the fruits of Asparagus falcatus

P. Molnár, J. Deli, G. Tóth, A. Häberli, H. Pfander, K. Bernhard

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From the fruits of Asparagus falcatus a novel minor (Z)-carotenoid has been isolated and, on the basis of spectral data interpretation, characterized as (9Z)-capsanthin-5,6-epoxide [(9Z,3S,5R,6S,3′S,5′R)-5,6-epoxy3,3′-dihydroxy-5,6- dihydro-β,κ-caroten-6′-one, (1)]. In addition, seven other (Z)-carotenoids [namely, (9Z)-, (9′Z)-, (13Z)-, (13′Z)-, and (13′Z)-capsanthins, (9Z)- and (13Z)-capsorubins, and (9Z)-violaxanthin], which have been previously described from other plants, were isolated and identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1254-1255
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - okt. 16 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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