Bioorg Med Chem 2021 Apr 2;38:116139. Epub 2021 Apr 2.
School of Chinese Materia Medica, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210023, China; State Key Laboratory of Drug Research, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 555, Zu Chong Zhi Road, Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Shanghai 201203, China. Electronic address:
Six new cembrane-type diterpenoids, namely ximaoglaucumins A-F (1-6), along with fifteen known related ones (7-10 and 14-24), have been isolated from the soft coral Sarcophyton glaucum collected off the Ximao Island in the South China Sea. Their structures, including absolute stereochemistry, were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analysis, quantum mechanical nuclear magnetic resonance (QM-NMR) methods, X-ray diffraction analysis, chemical methods, as well as comparison with the reported data in the literature. Further, detailed analysis of spectroscopic data of 7 not only clarified the confusions regarding 7, 11 (sarcophytolol) and 12/13 (sarcotrocheliol) in the literature, but also led to revise the structure of 11, which was mis-assigned due to careless/erroneous interpretation of the 2D NMR spectra, and to correct the structures of 12/13, which were both wrongly depicted. Read More