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Antifungal and larvicidal cordiaquinones from the roots of Cordia curassavica

Ioset, Jean-Robert
Marston, Andrew
Gupta, M.P.
Published in Phytochemistry. 2000, vol. 53, p. 613-617
Abstract In addition to the known cordiaquinones A and B, two novel meroterpenoid naphthoquinones, named cordiaquinones J and K, have been isolated from the roots of Cordia curassavica. Their structures were elucidated by spectrometric methods including EI, D/CI mass spectrometry,H-1,C-13 and 2D-NMR experiments. The four naphthoquinones demonstrated antifungal activities against Cladosporium cucumerinum, Candida albicans and toxic properties against larvae of the yellow fever-transmitting mosquito Aedes aegypti.
Keywords cordia curassavicaboraginaceaenaphthoquinonescordiaquinonesantifungal activitylarvicidal activitymeroterpenoid naphthoquinones
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IOSET, Jean-Robert et al. Antifungal and larvicidal cordiaquinones from the roots of Cordia curassavica. In: Phytochemistry, 2000, vol. 53, p. 613-617.

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