Pterolobirins A and B, Oxygen-Bridged Cassane Diterpenoid Dimers from the Fruits of Pterolobium macropterum
Achara Raksat, Thammarat Aree, Khanitha Pudhom
Journal of Natural Products
Two dimeric cassane diterpenoids with an unprecedented 6/6/6/6/6/5/6/6/6 nonacyclic framework, pterolobirins A and B (1 and 2), were isolated from the fruits of Pterolobium macropterum. Their structures were assigned by interpreting the spectroscopic data. The absolute configuration of 1 was unequivocally confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction data. A putative biosynthetic pathway is proposed based on a regular intermolecular Diels–Alder reaction and an intramolecular nucleophilic addition.
Circular dichroism, Absolute configuration, Natural products