A novel heptacyclic diterpene from Alpinia pahangensis Ridley, a wild ginger endemic to Malaysia

Yasodha Sivasothy, Chan Chee Ken Zachariah, Kok Hoong Leong, Shia Kwong Siew John, Halijah Ibrahim, Khalijah Awang

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Pahangensin D (1), a bis-labdanic diterpene featuring an unprecedented carbon skeleton, was isolated as a minor constituent from the rhizomes of Alpinia pahangensis Ridley. Its structure and relative stereochemistry were established on the basis of rigorous spectroscopic methods including 1D and 2D NMR techniques and LCMS-IT-TOF analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6163-6166
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Alpinia pahangensis
  • Bis-labdanic diterpenes
  • Pahangensin D
  • Ridley Zingiberaceae

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