Structural Investigation of Biologically Active Phenolic Compounds Isolated from European Tree Species

Izabela Redzynia, Natasza E. Ziólkowska, Wieslaw R. Majzner, Stefan Willför, Rainer Sjöholm, Patrik Christoffer Eklund, Grzegorz Bujacz

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    X-ray structures of two compounds isolated from wood knots of coniferous trees, namely dihydrokaempferol (3,5,8,13-tetrahydroxyflavanon) and lariciresinol (3,14-dimetoxy-7,10-epoxylignan-4,15,19-triol), are presented here. Diffraction data for the dihydrokaempferol crystals were collected on a CAD4 diffractometer and on a synchrotron for the lariciresinol crystal. The investigated compounds inhibit lipid peroxidation and lariciresinol is additionally a good scavenger of superoxide radicals. The structural data presented in this work provide a useful basis for designing more active compounds with potential use as antioxidants.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)4147–4158
    Number of pages12
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • "host - guest" inclusion crystals
    • antioxidant potency
    • crystal structure
    • flavonoids
    • lignans
    • phenolic compounds

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