Ai-hong Liu

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Two new prenylated para-xylenes, named caulerprenylols A (1) and B (2), were isolated from the green alga Caulerpa racemosa, collected from the Zhanjiang coastline, China. The structures of the two metabolites were elucidated on the basis of detailed spectroscopic analysis. This is the first report of prenylated para-xylenes from marine algae and from(More)
A new compound, 2,5-di-[2-(4-hydroxy-phenyl)ethylene]-terephthalonitrile (DHPEPN), was synthesized. The interaction between bovine serum albumin (BSA) and DHPEPN in Tris-HCl buffer solution (pH 7.4) was investigated using fluorescence and UV-vis absorption spectroscopy. The mechanism of BSA fluorescence quenched by DHPEPN is discussed according to the(More)
Three diterpenoids, including a pair of epimers, racemobutenolids A and B (1 and 2), and 4',5'-dehydrodiodictyonema A (3), an α-tocopheroid, α-tocoxylenoxy (8), and an 28-oxostigmastane steroid, (23E)-3β-hydroxy-stigmasta-5,23-dien-28-one (11), together with 12 known compounds, were isolated from the green alga Caulerpa racemosa. The structures of the new(More)
A novel minor bisindole alkaloid, racemosin C (1), characterized by a naturally unprecedented 8-hydroxy-2,4,6-cyclooctatrienone ring fused with two indole systems, was isolated from the green alga Caulerpa racemosa, together with one known related metabolite, caulersin (2). The structure of 1 was elucidated on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analysis,(More)
Eleven highly halogenated chamigrane sesquiterpenoids, compositacins A-K, including one unusual rearranged chamigrane sesquiterpenoid, compositacin A, were isolated from the red alga Laurencia composita Yamada, along with seven known structural analogues. Compositacins B and D are the first examples of chamigranes bearing an ether bridge involving C-5/C-9(More)
Four new prenylated bibenzyls, named aglaiabbrevins A-D (2, 4-6), were isolated from the leaves of Aglaia abbreviata, along with two known related analogues, 3,5-dihydroxy-2-[3,7-dimethyl-2(E),6-octadienyl]bibenzyl (7) and 3,5-dihydroxy-2-(3-methyl-2-butenyl)bibenzyl (8). The structures of the new compounds were elucidated on the basis of extensive(More)
The exchange kinetics of cationic gemini surfactants of the alkanediyl-alpha-omega-bis(tetradecyldimethylammonium bromide) type, with alkanediyl being 1,2-ethylene, 1,3-propylene, and 1,4-butylene, were investigated by 1H NMR, 2D COSY, and 2D EXSY experiments. In contrast to the conventional surfactants, a second set of well-resolved resonance peaks(More)
Two pairs of rare naturally occurring racemic lipids, (±)-4,7-dihydroxy-4-methyl-2,5-heptanedione (1), and (±)-7-butoxy-4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2,5-heptanedione (2) were isolated from the red alga Chondria crassicaulis Harv. The structures of the racemic mixtures of 1 and 2 were elucidated by detailed spectroscopic techniques, including 1D and 2D NMR (1H and 13C(More)
Four known (1–4) and two new (5 and 6) lysophospholipids were isolated from the sponge Spirastrella purpurea from Weizhou Island, Guangxi Autonomous Region, China. The structures of the new compounds (5 and 6) were elucidated by detailed spectroscopic techniques, including 1D and 2D NMR (1H and 13C NMR, 1H–1H COSY, HSQC, and HMBC) as well as mass(More)
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