Antimicrobial sesquiterpenes from Prostanthera aff. melissifolia and P. rotundifolia

Joanne E. Dillar, Michael D. Cole, Alexander I. Gray, Simon Gibbons, Peter G. Waterman

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Aerial material of Prostanthera aff. melissifolia and P. rotundifolia yielded three sesquiterpenes, two known compounds and a novel sesquiterpene, prostantherol. Prostantherol was identified as (rel)-1aα,3aβ,7aα,7bα-decahydro-4β-hydroxy-1,1,4α,7α-tetramethylcyclopropa[a]-naphthalene on the basis of a comprehensive spectroscopic analysis. All three compounds were investigated for antimicrobial activity against phytopathogens.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)957-960
Number of pages4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1994

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