Taraxacin, A new guaianolide from Taraxacum wallichii

Viqar Uddin Ahmad, Shazia Yasmeen, Zulfiqar Ali, Murad Ali Khan, M. Iqbal Choudhary, Farzana Akhtar, Ghulam Abbas Miana, Muhammad Zahid

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A new guaianolide, taraxacin (1), and a known sesquiterpene ketolactone (2) have been isolated from an ethyl acetate-soluble part of a methanolic extract of Taraxacum wallichii. The structure of 1 was established using NMR, MS, and X-ray crystallographic methods. The 13C NMR data of 2 is also being reported for the first time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1010-1011
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry


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