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
pipermethystine
yangonin
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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