Sunday, October 4, 2009
Aberranone - an Unusual Gorgonian Molecule
The Caribbean Sea Whip, or Gorgonian, has been the source of a myriad of unusual natural products. The latest example being Aberrarone, which has a unique carbon skeleton, not observed before.
Elisapterosin A or Colombiasin A. All three compounds show anti-malarial activity.
Elisapterosin A and Colombiasin A are listed at ChemSpider and if you click the 3D tab above the strucure there you can see them in 3D.
Rodríguez, I., Rodríguez, A., & Zhao, H. (2009). Aberrarone: A Gorgonian-Derived Diterpene from
The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 74 (19), 7581-7584 DOI: 10.1021/jo901578r