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Antifouling sesquiterpene from the Indian soft coral, Sinularia kavarattiensis Alderslade and Prita

  title={Antifouling sesquiterpene from the Indian soft coral, Sinularia kavarattiensis Alderslade and Prita},
  author={V. P. Limna Mol and T. V. Raveendran and Perunninakulath S. Parameswaran and Roji J. Kunnath and Naveen Sathyan},
A sesquiterpene, (l'E,5'E)-2-(2',6'-dimethylocta-l',5',7'-trienyl)-4-furoic acid [1], was isolated for the first time from the soft coral Sinularia kavarattiensis Alderslade & Prita collected from Gulf of Mannar (Tamil Nadu, India). This compound exhibited considerable larval settlement inhibition properties against the cosmopolitan biofouler, Balanus amphitrite. The observed mean EC50 value of 11.21 μg/ml is well within the biological potency cut off set for natural product antifoulants (NPA’s… 

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