Chemical constituents from the stony coral Alveopora japonica

Ui Joung Youn, Yoo Jin Lee, Ha Rim Jeon, Hyun Ji Shin, Young Min Son, Joo Won Nam, Ah Reum Han, Jun Im Song, Yong Jin Won, Eun Kyoung Seo

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Chemical investigations of the stony coral Alveopora japonica Eguchi (Poritidae) resulted in the isolation of four known compounds (1 - 4). The structures of 1 - 4 were identified as a sterol, ergosta-5,24(28)-dien-3β-ol (1), a mixture of monoacyl glycrols (2), eicosanoic acid and tetracosanoic acid, and two nucleosides, thymine (3) and 2'-deoxythymidine (4), respectively, on the basis of spectroscopic and physicochemical analyses including 1D- and 2D-NMR techniques as well as by comparison of their data with the published values. Compounds 1 - 4 were isolated from this species for the first time. Moreover, these compounds (1 - 4) were found in the genus Alveopora and the family Poritidae for the first time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalNatural Product Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2011


  • 24(28)-dien-3β-ol
  • Alveopora japonica
  • Ergosta-5
  • Nucleoside
  • Poritidae
  • Saturated fatty acids


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