Oligomeric acylphloroglucinols from myrtle (Myrtus communis)

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The dimeric nonprenylated acylphloroglucinol semimyrtucommulone (6) was obtained from the leaves of. myrtle (Myrtus communis) as a 2:1 mixture of two rotamers. The known trimeric phloroglucinol myrtucommulone A (1) was also isolated and characterized spectroscopically as a silylated cyclized derivative (5). Myrtucommulone A showed significant antibacterial activity against multidrug-resistant (MDR) clinically relevant bacteria, while semimyrtucommulone was less active.


  • G Appendino
  • F Bianchi
  • A Minassi
  • Olov Sterner
  • M Ballero
  • S Gibbons
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  • Organic Chemistry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-338
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Organic chemistry (S/LTH) (011001240)