Chemical investigations of the Australian plant Eremophila mitchellii resulted in the isolation of the novel tetracyclic sesquiterpene lactones mitchellenes A-C (1-3), the new sesquiterpene acids mitchellenes D and E (4 and 5), and the previously reported natural products 14-hydroxy-6,12-muuroloadien- 15-oic acid (6), casticin, and centaureidin. The chemical structures of all compounds were determined by extensive 1D/2D NMR and MS data analysis. Mitchellenes A-C are the first tetracyclic sesquiterpene lactones to be reported; a biosynthetic pathway is proposed for these unique secondary metabolites.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Natural Products|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Sep 2011|