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Org Lett. 2009 Jul 16;11(14):3020-3. doi: 10.1021/ol901022g.

Structure and formation of the fluorescent compound of Lignum nephriticum.

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Instituto de Química-Física Rocasolano, CSIC, Serrano 119, 28006 Madrid, Spain. roculises@iqfr.csic.es

Abstract

The intense blue fluorescence of the infusion of Lignum nephriticum (Eysenhardtia polystachya), first observed in the sixteenth century, is due to a novel four-ring tetrahydromethanobenzofuro[2,3-d]oxacine which is not present in the plant but is the end product of an unusual, very efficient iterative spontaneous oxidation of at least one of the tree's flavonoids.

PMID:
19586062
DOI:
10.1021/ol901022g
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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