Isocupressic acid

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Isocupressic acid
Isocupressic acid.svg
PubChem 6438138
ChemSpider 4942630
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C20H32O3
Molar mass 320.47 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Isocupressic acid is a diterpene acid present in a variety of conifer needles. It induces abortion in cattle.[1]


  1. ^ Wang, S; Panter, KE; Gardner, DR; Evans, RC; Bunch, TD (2004). "Efects of the pine needle abortifacient, isocupressic acid, on bovine oocyte maturation and preimplantation embryo development". Animal reproduction science 81 (3–4): 237–44. doi:10.1016/j.anireprosci.2003.10.008. PMID 14998650.