Chemical constituents of soft coral Sarcophyton infundibuliforme from the South China Sea

Chang Yun Wang, An Na Chen, Chang Lun Shao, Liang Li, Ying Xu, Pei-Yuan Qian

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Chemical investigation on soft coral Sarcophyton infundibuliforme collected from the South China Sea led to the isolation and identification of 14 secondary metabolites, including ten cembrene diterpenoids (1-10), one α-tocopheryl quinone derivative (11), one prostaglandin (12), one lipid (13) and one carotinoid (14). Their structures were determined by extensive analysis of their spectroscopic data. All of these metabolites were isolated from this species for the first time. Diterpenoids 1, 2, 7 and 10 showed potent antifouling activity against the larval settlement of barnacle Balanus amphitrite. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)853-856
Number of pages4
JournalBiochemical Systematics and Ecology
Issue number4-6
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Acknowledgements: This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 40976077; 30901879), the Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education, Ministry of Education of China (No. 20090132110002), the Basic Research Program of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology of China (No. 2007FY210500), and Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University, Ministry of Education of China (No. IRT0944).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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