Abietanes from leaves of Juniperus chinensis

Ching Kuo Lee, Jim Min Fang, Yu shia Cheng

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Seven novel abietanes were isolated from the leaves of Juniperus chinensis, in addition to the four known abietanes 4-epidehydroabietic acid, 7α-hydroxycrystallitrisic acid, 7-oxocallitrisic acid and royleanone. The new compounds were shown by spectral and chemical methods to be 7α-hydroxyabieta-8,11,13-trien-19-yl acetate, 7α-hydroxyabieta-8,11,13-trien-19-al, 7α-hydroxyabieta-8,13-dien-19-al, 7-oxoabieta-8,13-dien-19-al, 12-oxoabieta-7, 13-dien-19-al, 13β-hydroxy-7-oxoabieta-8(14)-en-19-al and 6α, 13β-dihydroxy-7-oxoabieta-8(14)-en-19-al.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)983-986
Number of pages4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • abietane-type.
  • Cupressaceae
  • diterpenes
  • Juniperus chinensis
  • leaves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery


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