Biomimetic synthesis of elaeocarpusin

Takuo Okuda, Takashi Yoshida, Tsutomu Hatano, Yoshitaka Ikeda

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Elaeocarpusin, a tannin-ascorbic acid condensation product, isolated from Geranium thunbergii as one of the water-soluble forms of tannin, has been biomimetically synthesized from geraniin and ascorbic acid, and shown to occur widely in the geraniin-containing species of plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1841-1843
Number of pages3
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Organic Chemistry


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