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Structure of humistratin: a novel cardenolide from the sandhill milkweed Asclepias humistrata

Author(s): S. Nishio, M. S. Blum, J. V. Silverton and R. J. Highet

Year: 1982

Journal: Journal of Organic Chemistry
Volume: 47
Issue: 11
Pages: 2154-2157

Article Topic(s): Chemistry
Research Setting(s): Laboratory,Sandhill

Species Referenced: Asclepias humistrata (Pinewoods milkweed),

Abstract

Describes the chemical structure of humistratin, a cardenolide isolated from leaves and stems of Asclepias humistrata. Cardenolides are one group of plant secondary compounds that insects eating the plants sequester as a defense mechanism from predators. Larvae of monarch butterflies are an example of insects that use cardenolides.

Suggested Citation

S. Nishio, M. S. Blum, J. V. Silverton and R. J. Highet. "Structure of humistratin: a novel cardenolide from the sandhill milkweed Asclepias humistrata." Journal of Organic Chemistry 47.11 (1982): 2154-2157.

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ISSN: 0022-3263
DOI: 10.1021/jo00132a033

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