A tetrameric derivative of caffeic acid from Rabdosia japonica

Isao Agata, Tsutomu Hatano, Sansei Nishibe, Takuo Okuda

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A component which showed tanning activities, was isolated from Rabdosia japonica, and was named rabdosiin. It was shown to be a tetramer of caffeic acid with a lignan skeleton.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2447-2450
Number of pages4
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • Labiatae
  • Rabdosia japonica
  • caffeic acid.
  • lignan
  • rabdosiin
  • rosmarinic acid
  • structure determination
  • tannin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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