13-Deoxyitol A, a new insecticidal isoryanodane diterpene from the seeds of Itoa orientalis

Key Laboratory of Natural Pesticide and Chemical Biology, Ministry of Education, South China Agricultural University, Wushan, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.
Fitoterapia (Impact Factor: 2.22). 04/2009; 80(5):286-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.fitote.2009.03.006
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ABSTRACT A new isoryanodane diterpene, 13-deoxyitol A (1), together with a known isoryanodane diterpene, itol A (2), was isolated from the methanol extract of the seeds of Itoa orientalis. Its structure was determined by spectroscopic means. Compounds 1 and 2 showed antifeedant and contact toxic activities against various insect pests.

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