Structure, properties and obtention routes of flaxseed lignan secoisolariciresinol: a review

Base 01/2012; 16(1):115-124.


Following a brief description of the structure and nomenclature of the lignan family, this review focuses on the flaxseed lignan
secoisolariciresinol (SECO). The main properties, the analysis methods and two routes for the preparation of SECO, i.e.
extraction from renewable raw material and (hemi)-synthesis, are reviewed. Green methods recently developed for the first
route and chemical syntheses inspired from biosyntheses for the second one are the main subjects of this paper.

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