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Three New Aliphatic Acids from Lichens of Genus Parmelia (Subgenus Xanthoparmelia)

DO Chester and JA Elix

Australian Journal of Chemistry 32(11) 2565 - 2569
Published: 1979


The aliphatic acids, constipatic acid [2-(14'-hydroxypentadecyl)-4-methyl-5-oxo-2,5-dihydrofuran- 3-carboxylic acid], protoconstipatic acid [2-(14'-hydroxypentadecyl)-4-methylene-5-oxotetrahydro- furan-3-carboxylic acid] and dehydroconstipatic acid [4-methy1-5-oxo-2-(14'-oxopentadecy1)-2,5- dihydrofuran-3-carboxylic acid], have been identified as constituents of various Xanthoparmelia lichens from Australia.

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