Aesculaxanthin, a New Carotenoid Isolated from Pollens of Aesculus hippocastanum

József Deli, Péter Molnár, Zoltán Matus, Gyula Tóth, Andrea Steck, Urs A. Niggli, Hanspeter Pfander

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From the pollens of Aesculus hippocastanum, a new apocarotenoid was isolated as the main carotenoid and, based on the spectroscopic data, identified as (all-E,3R)-3-hydroxy-6′-apo-β-caroten-6′-al (4, aesculaxanthin). In addition, (all-E)-lutein (3) and (all-E)-β-citraurin (5) were isolated. Furthermore, 6 (aesculaxanthol) was prepared by reduction of 4 with NaBH4 and tentatively identified as natural carotenoid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1815-1820
Number of pages6
JournalHelvetica Chimica Acta
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - dec. 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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