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Abstract

A naturally occurring compound with a strong antifungal activity was isolated from flavedo tissue of Star Ruby grapefruits (Citrus paradisi Macf.). It was characterized and its structure elucidated. This was found to be 7-geranoxycoumarin. A high yield strategy for its synthesis was found, and its antifungal activity against Penicillium italicum and Penicillium digitatum was gauged by tests in vivo and in vitro.

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Authors: ANGIONI A, Università di Cagliari, Dipartimento di Tossicologia (IT);CABRAS P, Università di Cagliari, Dipartimento di Tossicologia (IT);PIRISI F M, Università di Cagliari, Dipartimento di Tossicologia (IT);D'HALLEWIN G, CNR Istituto per la fisiologia della maturazione e della conservazione del frutto delle specie arboree mediterranee, Oristano (IT);SCHIRRA M, CNR Istituto per la fisiologia della maturazione e della conservazione del frutto delle specie arboree mediterranee, Oristano (IT);RENIERO F, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Phytochemistry (1997)
Record Number: 199711036 / Last updated on: 1997-09-16
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en