Lunatin

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Lunatin
Lunatin.svg
Names
Preferred IUPAC name
1,3,8-Trihydroxy-6-methoxyanthracene-9,10-dione
Other names
3-Methoxy-1,6,8-trihydroxyanthraquinone
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEMBL
ChemSpider
  • InChI=1S/C15H10O6/c1-21-7-4-9-13(11(18)5-7)15(20)12-8(14(9)19)2-6(16)3-10(12)17/h2-5,16-18H,1H3
    Key: DGZZHABEBFUFSC-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • COC1=CC(=C2C(=C1)C(=O)C3=CC(=CC(=C3C2=O)O)O)O
Properties
C15H10O6
Molar mass 286.239 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Lunatin (3-methoxy-1,6,8-trihydroxyanthraquinone) is a derivative of anthraquinone. It is produced by the Senna reticulata tree and can be extracted by soaking the bark in alcohol. Lunatin is also produced by the fungus Curvularia lunata which inhabits a marine sponge. Lunatin is an antibacterial substance.[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Habbu, Prasanna; Warad, Vijayanand; Shastri, Rajesh; Madagundi, Smita; Kulkarni, Venkatrao H. (2016). "Antimicrobial metabolites from marine microorganisms". Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines. 14 (2): 101–116. doi:10.1016/s1875-5364(16)60003-1. PMID 26968676.