Vicki Clausen

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Nineteen species of Passiflora (Passifloraceae) were examined for the presence of cyanogenic glycosides. Passibiflorin, a bisglycoside containing the 6-deoxy-beta-D-gulopyranosyl residue, was isolated from P. apetala, P. biflora, P. cuneata, P. indecora, P. murucuja and P. perfoliata. In some cases this glycoside co-occurs with simple(More)
Following records about feeding habits of nymphalid butterflies, a novel nonproteinogenic L-amino acid, (S)-2-(3'-cyclopentenyl)glycine (11), was discovered in Rinorea ilicifolia, a species where the presence of a cyclopentanoid natural product of this kind was neither known nor anticipated from the taxonomic point of view. Another novel amino acid,(More)
Duplex formation from the self-complementary 12mer d(CGCGAATTCGCG) (Dickerson dodecamer) in which all phosphodiester linkages were replaced by phosphorothioate or phosphorodithioate linkages was studied using variable-temperature 1H and 31P NMR spectroscopy. Melting temperatures of the dodecamer, measured spectrophotometrically, showed significant decrease(More)
Two novel cyclopentenoid cyanohydrin glycosides, (1 S,4 R)-and (1 R,4 S)-1-[6- O-(alpha- L-rhamnopyranosyl)-beta- D-glucopyranosyloxy]-4-hydroxy-2-cyclopentene-1-carbonitrile, were isolated from seeds of the Indian medicinal plant HYDNOCARPUS PENTANDRA (F. Ham.) Oken (Flacourtiaceae) and characterized by optical rotations as well as (1)H-and (13)C-NMR(More)
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