Phenolic constituents from the stem barks of Rhizophora apiculata Blume


  • Pham Thanh Binh Institute of Marine Biochemistry, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST),18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Nguyen Van Chien Institute for Tropical Technology, VAST, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Nguyen Quoc Trung Institute of Materials Science, VAST, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Vu Huy Thong University of Fire Fighting and Prevention, 243 Khuat Duy Tien, Thanh Xuan, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Nguyen Van Tuyen Institute of Chemistry, VAST, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet,Cau Giay, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Nguyen Phuong Thao Institute of Marine Biochemistry, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST),18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Ha Noi, Viet Nam



Rhizophora apiculata, Rhizophoraceae, phenolic compounds.


Using various chromatographic separations, seven phenolic derivatives (17) were isolated from a methanolic extract of R. apiculata stem barks. Their structures were elucidated to be dunnianoside E (1), (+)-dihydroquercetin (2), 2,6-dimethoxy-[1,4]benzoquinone (3), 2,4,6-trimethoxyphenol (4), 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzyl alcohol (5), hydroxytyrosol (6), and methyl 3,4-dihydroxycinnamate (7) by detailed analysis via spectroscopic techniques (1D, 2D NMR and ESI-MS data) as well as comparison with those reported. This is the first report of compounds 1 and 47 from Rhizophora genus.


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How to Cite

P. T. . Binh, N. V. . Chien, N. Q. Trung, V. H. Thong, N. V. Tuyen, and N. P. Thao, “Phenolic constituents from the stem barks of Rhizophora apiculata Blume”, Vietnam J. Sci. Technol., vol. 58, no. 5, pp. 517–525, Oct. 2020.



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