Achillinin B and C, new sesquiterpene dimers isolated from Achillea millefolium

Yong Li, Meng Chu Zhu, Man Li Zhang, Yu Fang Wang, Mei Dong, Qing Wen Shi, Chang Hong Huo, Françoise Sauriol, Hiromasa Kiyota, Yu Cheng Gu, Bin Cong

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Two novel sesquiterpene dimers, achillinin B and C, were isolated from the flowers of Achillea millefolium. The structures were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analysis. A plausible biosynthetic pathway of achillinin B and C by Diels-Alder reaction of the corresponding guaiane sesquiterpenoids is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2601-2603
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - May 23 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Achillea millefolium
  • Isolation and structure-elucidation
  • Sesquiterpene dimer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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