Z Naturforsch C. 1997 Sep-Oct;52(9-10):702-4.
Isolation and characterization of cytotoxic diterpenoid isomers from propolis.
Matsuno T1, Matsumoto Y, Saito M, Morikawa J.
The methanol extract of Brazilian propolis was fractionated by HPLC, based on HuH13 (human hepatocellular carcinoma) cell cytotoxicity assay. Two isomers of diterpenoid with a molecular formula of C20H30O3 (MW: 318.46) were isolated. The structures of these colorless compounds were determined as clerodane diterpenoids (I, 15-oxo-3, 13Z-kolavadien-17-oic acid; II, 15-oxo-3Z, 13E-kolavadien-17-oic acid).
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