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Depsidones (+ "depside" + "one") are chemical compounds that are sometimes found as secondary metabolites in lichens. They are esters that are both depsides and cyclic ethers. An example is norstictic acid.[1]


  1. ^ Norstictic acid: Correlations between its physico-chemical characteristics and ecological preferences of lichens producing this depsidone, Markus Hauck, Sascha-René Jürgens, Christoph Leuschner, Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 68, Issue 3, May 2010, Pages 309–313, [1]