Structural characterization of genuine (-)-pipermethystine, (-)-epoxypipermethystine, (+)-dihydromethysticin and yangonin from the kava plant (Piper methysticum)

Pance Naumov, Klaus Dragull, Masahiro Yoshioka, Chung Shih Tang, Seik Weng Ng

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    Abstract

    Two alkaloids, (-)-pipermethystine and (-)-epoxypipermethystine, and two lactones, (+)-dihydromethysticin and yangonin, were isolated from the kava plant (Piper methysticum) and crystallographically authenticated.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1333-1336
    Number of pages4
    JournalNatural Product Communications
    Volume3
    Issue number8
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

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    Piper methysticum
    Kava
    Lactones
    lactones
    Alkaloids
    alkaloids
    yangonin
    pipermethystine
    7,8-dihydromethysticin

    Keywords

    • Dihydromethysticin
    • Epoxypipermethystine
    • Kava alkaloids
    • Kava plant
    • Kavalactones
    • Pipermethystine
    • Yangonin

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Drug Discovery
    • Pharmacology
    • Complementary and alternative medicine
    • Plant Science

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    Structural characterization of genuine (-)-pipermethystine, (-)-epoxypipermethystine, (+)-dihydromethysticin and yangonin from the kava plant (Piper methysticum). / Naumov, Pance; Dragull, Klaus; Yoshioka, Masahiro; Tang, Chung Shih; Ng, Seik Weng.

    In: Natural Product Communications, Vol. 3, No. 8, 01.12.2008, p. 1333-1336.

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    Naumov, Pance ; Dragull, Klaus ; Yoshioka, Masahiro ; Tang, Chung Shih ; Ng, Seik Weng. / Structural characterization of genuine (-)-pipermethystine, (-)-epoxypipermethystine, (+)-dihydromethysticin and yangonin from the kava plant (Piper methysticum). In: Natural Product Communications. 2008 ; Vol. 3, No. 8. pp. 1333-1336.
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