Rhodomyrtone, an Antibiotic from Rhodomyrtus tomentosa

[No Value] Dachriyanus, [No Value] Salni, M.V. Sargent, B.W. Skelton, I. Soediro, M. Sutisna, Allan White, E. Yulinah

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The ethyl acetate extract of the leaves of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Ait.) Hassk. yielded rhodomyrtone (5) [6,8-dihydroxy- 2, 2,4, 4-tetramethyl-7-(3-methyl-1-oxobutyl)-9-(2-methylpropyl)-4,9-dihydro-1H-xanthene-1,3(2H)-dione] which had significant activity against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. The structural elucidation followed from spectroscopic evidence and from a single-crystal X-ray structural determination.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-232
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue numbern/a
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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