Identification of three new flavonoids from the peels of Citrus unshiu

Hyun Ji Shin, Joo Won Nam, Ui Joong Yoon, Ah Reum Han, Eun Kyoung Seo

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Three new flavonoids, 5,6,7,8,3′,4′-hexamethoxyhomoflavone (1), 5,6,7,8,4′-pentamethoxyhomoflavone (2) and 3,6,7,8,2′,5′- hexamethoxyflavone (3) were isolated from the peels of mature fruits of Citrus unshiu Marcow (Rutaceae), together with the three known compounds 6,7,8,4′-tetramethoxyflavone (=6,7,8-trimethoxy-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-4H-1- benzopyran-4-one), 3,5,7,8,2′,5′-hexamethoxyflavone (=2-(2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-3,5,7,8-tetramethoxy-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one), and scopoletin (=7-hydroxy-6-methoxy-2H-1-benzopyran-2-one) of which the former two have never been isolated from natural resources, although they have been reported as synthetic compounds. The structures of 1-3 were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic evidence, including 1D- and 2D-NMR analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-245
Number of pages6
JournalHelvetica Chimica Acta
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2012


  • Citrus unshiu
  • Flavone, 3,6,7,8,2′,5′- hexamethoxy-
  • Flavonoids
  • Homoflavones


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