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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 1994|