The chemical constituents from the heartwood of eucalyptus citriodora

Ching Kuo Lee, Ming Huey Chang

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Nineteen compounds were isolated from the CHCl3 soluble portion of the heartwood of Eucalyptus citriodora. These compounds included trans-calamenene (1), T-muurolol (2), α-cadinol (3), 2β-hydroxy-α-cadinol (4), 4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxybenzaldehyde (5), 4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxybenzoic acid (6), linoleic acid (7), squalene (8), α-tocopherol (9), erythrodiol (10), morolic acid (11), betulonic acid (12), cycloeucalenol (13), cycloeucalenol vernolitate (14), β-sitosterol (15), β-sitosteryl-β-D-glucopyranoside (16), β-sitostenone (17), yangambin (18), sesamin (19). Among them, 14 is a new compound. The structures of these compounds were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic evidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-560
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chinese Chemical Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Eucalyptus citriodora
  • Heartwood
  • Myrtaceae
  • Triterpene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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