• Chemical examination of Indian lichens - Part V. Occurrence of active montagnetol inRoccella mpntagnei

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      Dimethyl Ether; Optical Activity; Erythritol; Ethylacetoacetate; Orcinol

    • Abstract


      Alower melting sample of montagnetol has been isolated fromRoccella montagnei. It gives all the reactions of montagnetol, but differs in having a lower melting point and a different crystal structure, and in being dextrorotatory. Hence it is identified asd-montagnetol. The higher melting compound is the racemic variety having no optical activity. The general lesults indicate that racemisation takes place even in the plant.

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      V Subba Rao1 T R Seshadri1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Andhra University, Waltair
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