Terpenoids from Dacrycarpus imbricatus.

Dang Viet Hau, Nguyen Thanh Tam, Nguyen Thi Hoang Anh, Tran Duc Quan, Dao Duc Thien, Le Thi Hong Nhun, Bui Xuan Tinh, Nguyen Le Tuan, Tran Van Loc, Tran Van Sung, Trinh Thi Thuy
Author affiliations


  • Dang Viet Hau
  • Nguyen Thanh Tam
  • Nguyen Thi Hoang Anh
  • Tran Duc Quan
  • Dao Duc Thien
  • Le Thi Hong Nhun
  • Bui Xuan Tinh
  • Nguyen Le Tuan
  • Tran Van Loc
  • Tran Van Sung
  • Trinh Thi Thuy




Dacrycarpus imbricatus, spathulenol, pimaric acid, communic acid


The phytochemical investigation of the hexane extract from the twigs and leaves of Dacrycarpus imbricatus (Blume) de Laub led to the isolation of a rare sesquiterpene, spathulenol (1) along with three diterpenes named pimaric acid (2), trans-communic acid (3) and cis-communic acid (4). Their structures were determined by combination of spectral analysis and comparison with reported data. This is the first report on isolation of compound 1 from the Podocarpaceae family.

Keywords. Dacrycarpus imbricatus, spathulenol, pimaric acid, communic acid.


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Hau, D. V., Tam, N. T., Hoang Anh, N. T., Quan, T. D., Thien, D. D., Hong Nhun, L. T., Tinh, B. X., Tuan, N. L., Loc, T. V., Sung, T. V., & Thuy, T. T. (2017). Terpenoids from Dacrycarpus imbricatus. Vietnam Journal of Chemistry, 55(6), 734. https://doi.org/10.15625/2525-2321.2017-00535