A pre-anthraquinone derivative from aloe graminicole
Ogur, J. A.
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Atrochrysone and torosachrysone play an important role in the biosynthesis of the common polyketide-derived anthraquinones, such as emodin and physcion . We report here for the first time the occurrence in nature of the pre-anthraquinone 1, named aloegramonol, which can be considered as the precursor of the other common anthraquinone, chrysophanol, Recently, the pre-anthraquinone aloechrysone (2) has been reported to exist in the roots of Aloe berhana .
Department of Chemistry, University of Nairobi,Ruhr Universitaet Bochum, Lehrstuhl fuer Strukturchemie Postfach