Melitric acids A and B, new trimeric caffeic acid derivatives from Melissa officinalis

I. Agata, H. Kusakabe, T. Hatano, Tsutomu Hatano, T. Okuda

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Two new polyphenolic compounds, melitric acids A (2) and B (5), were isolated from the aboveground part of Melissa officinalis (Labiatae) and their structures, consisting of three caffeic acid units, were determined from chemical reactions and spectral data. Rosmarinic acid (1) was also isolated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1608-1611
Number of pages4
JournalChemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology

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