Synthesis and biological activities of methyl 3,7- and 4,5- didehydrojasmonates

Hiromasa Kiyota, Yasushi Yoneta, Takayuki Oritani

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Methyl 3,7-didehydrojasmonate was synthesized as an analogue of methyl epijasmonate. This analogue inhibited the germination of lettuce seed more strongly than methyl jasmonate. Methyl 4,5-didehydrojasmonate was also synthesized and its biological activities were comparable to those of methyl jasmonate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)983-986
Number of pages4
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Epijasmonic acid
  • Lactuca sativa
  • Lettuce germination
  • Methyl 3,7-didehydrojasmonate
  • Methyl 4,5- didehydrojasmonate
  • Methyl jasmonate
  • Oryza sativa
  • Radish germination
  • Raphanus sativus
  • Rice seedling growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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