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Planta. 1989 Oct;179(3):376-80. doi: 10.1007/BF00391083.

p-Coumaric acid - a monomer in the sporopollenin skeleton.

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Botanisches Institut der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität, Schloßgarten 3, D-4400, Münster/Westfalen, Federal Republic of Germany.

Abstract

Sporopollenin obtained from wings of Pinus mugo (Turra) pollen was analysed by pyrolysis mass spectrometry. In the spectrum, mass peaks which are characteristic for p-coumaric acid were dominant. p-Coumaric acid was the main degradation compound when the wing material was treated by a gentle method using AII3, and also when the remaining residue of the treated sporopollenin material was saponified. It is therefore assumed that p-coumaric acid is a genuine structural unit in the sporopollenin skeleton. In addition, the effects of AII3 treatment indicate that the p-coumaric acid might be bound by ether linkages.

PMID:
24201667
DOI:
10.1007/BF00391083

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