Confusarin

Confusarin is a phenanthrenoid found in the orchids Eria confusa[1] and Bulbophyllum reptans.[2] It can also be synthesized.[3]

Confusarin

Chemical structure of confusarin
Names
IUPAC name
1,5,6-trimethoxyphenanthrene-2,7-diol
Other names
2,7-dihydroxy-3,4,8-trimethoxyphenanthrene
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
  • InChI=1S/C17H16O5/c1-20-15-11-5-4-9-8-13(19)16(21-2)17(22-3)14(9)10(11)6-7-12(15)18/h4-8,18-19H,1-3H3
    Key: JHNVCKNCEVZGGC-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • InChI=1/C17H16O5/c1-20-15-11-5-4-9-8-13(19)16(21-2)17(22-3)14(9)10(11)6-7-12(15)18/h4-8,18-19H,1-3H3
    Key: JHNVCKNCEVZGGC-UHFFFAOYAW
  • COc3c2c(ccc1c(OC)c(O)ccc12)cc(O)c3OC
Properties
C17H16O5
Molar mass 300.30 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references


References

  1. Confusarin and confusaridin two phenanthrene derivatives of the orchid Eria Confusa. P.L. Majumder and Amita Kar, Phytochemistry, 1987, Volume 26, Issue 4, Pages 1127–1129, doi:10.1016/S0031-9422(00)82363-8
  2. Dimeric phenanthrenes from the orchid Bulbophyllum reptans. P.L Majumder, S Pal and S Majumder, Phytochemistry, Volume 50, Issue 5, 10 March 1999, Pages 891–897, doi:10.1016/S0031-9422(98)00609-8
  3. Total synthesis of two natural phenanthrenes: confusarin and a regioisomer. Sylvie Radix and Roland Barret, Tetrahedron, 10 December 2007, Volume 63, Issue 50, Pages 12379–12387, doi:10.1016/j.tet.2007.09.052
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