Rearranged abietane-type diterpenes from Salvia dichroantha

Kawazoe K., Yamamoto M., Takaishi Y., Honda G., Fujita T., Sezik E., ...More

PHYTOCHEMISTRY, vol.50, no.3, pp.493-497, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0031-9422(98)00471-3
  • Journal Name: PHYTOCHEMISTRY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.493-497
  • Keywords: Salvia dichroantha, S-tomentosa, Labiatae, dichroanal A, dichroanal B, dichroanone, abietane
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


Three new irregular abietane-type diterpenes were isolated from the root of Salvia dichroantha. It was revealed by spectroscopic methods and chemical reaction that these compounds have a unique structure which contains a rearranged abietane skeleton. They were named dichroanal A and B and dichroanone and shown to be rel-(4aS,9R,9aS)-8-formyl-1,2,3,4,4a,9a-hexahydro-5,6,9-trihydroxy-7-isopropyl-1,1,4a-trimethylfluorene; 4aS*-8-formyl-2,3,4,4a-tetrahydro-5,6-dihydroxy-7-isopropyl-1,1,4a-trimethyl-1H-fluorene and 4aS*-2,3,4,4a-tetrahydro-6-hydroxy-7-isopropyl-1,1,4a-trimethyl-5,8(1H)-fluorenedione, respectively. Salvia tomentosa was found to contain seven known abietane-type diterpenes. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.