The constituents of marine sponges. II the isolation from aplysilla rosea (dendroceratida) of (5R*, 7S*, 8R*, 9S*, 10R*, 13S*, 14S*, 15S*)-15, 17-Epoxy-17-hydroxy-16-oxospongian-7-yl butyrate (aplyroseol-1) and related diterpenes (aplyroseol-2 to -6)

Peter Karuso, Walter C. Taylor

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From the red-pink encrusting marine sponge Aplysilla rosea Barrois eight spongian diterpenes were isolated. Aplyroseol-1 was shown by spectroscopic methods to be (5R*, 7S*, 8R*, 9S*, 10R*, 13S*, 14S*, 15S*)-15, 17-epoxy-17-hydroxy-16-oxospongian-7-yl butyrate (5) and aplyroseol-2 to -6 to be (6)-(10) respectively. Two lactones (11) and (12), ambliofuran and its hexahydro derivative were also identified. A steroid fraction was also isolated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1629-1641
Number of pages13
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


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