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Chemical investigation of seven Australasian Cystophora species: New chemistry and taxonomic insights

Laird, D.W., Bennett, S., Bian, B., Sauer, B., Wright, K., Hughes, V. and van Altena, I. A. (2010) Chemical investigation of seven Australasian Cystophora species: New chemistry and taxonomic insights. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 38 (2). pp. 187-194.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bse.2009.12.010
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Abstract

Chemical investigation of seven species from the brown algal genus Cystophora collected throughout Australia and New Zealand resulted in the isolation of two new compounds, 9,10-farnesylacetone epoxide (1) from Cystophora moniliformis and 1′-(2′,4′,6′-trihydroxyphenyl)-13-hydroxyoctadeca-6Z,9Z,11E,15Z-tetraen-1-one (12) from Cystophora scalaris, and 16 others that have been previously reported. Structures were elucidated using spectrometric methods, particularly 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy. Taxonomic implications of the chemical findings are discussed including the possibility that 1 may be an intra-specific marker for the Western Australian population of C. moniliformis, and that 12 may be diagnostic for populations of C. scalaris from New Zealand waters.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Chemical and Mathematical Science
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2009 Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/3449
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