Structure elucidation off seven steroids from Sinularia conferta.

Ninh Thi Ngoc, Pham Thi Mai Huong, Nguyen Thi Phuong Chi, Do Cong Thung, Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Nguyen Van Thanh, Nguyen Hoai Nam, Chau Van Minh


Seven steroids were isolated from the methanol extract of the soft corals Sinularia conferta. These steroids were elucidated as 7a-methoxyergosta-5,24(28)-diene-3b-ol (1), ergosta-5-ene-3β,7α-diol (2), 3β,7α-dihydroxyergosta-5,24(28)-diene (3), 3β-hydroxyergosta-5,24(28)-diene-7-one (4), ergosta-24(28)-ene-3β,5α,6β-triol-6-acetate (5), ergosta-24(28)-ene-3β,5α,6β-triol (6), and ergosta-3β,5α,6β-triol (7) by 1D and 2D-NMR experiments and comparison with reported data.

Keywords. Sinularia conferta, Alcyoniidae, soft coral, steroid.


Sinularia conferta, Alcyoniidae, soft coral, steroid.

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