• Chemical investigation of Indian lichens - Part X. Chemical components ofTeloschistes flavicans

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      Emodin; Usnic Acid; Anhydrous Potassium Carbonate; Dimethyl Sulphate; Physcion

    • Abstract


      A yellow lichen accompanyingRamalina tayloriana has been identified asTeloschistes flavicans. Besides physcion and a colourless substance, another orange coloured compound melting at 229–30° and having the formula C16H12O6 is now isolated. It is designated ‘Teloschistin’. It resembles physcion closely and its constitution is established as 4∶5-dihydroxy-7-methoxy-2-hydroxymethyl anthraquinone (ω-hydroxy physcion).

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      T R Seshadri1 S Sankara Subramanian1

      1. Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Andhra University, Waltair
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