Antifungal and insect antifeedant 2-phenylethanol esters from the liverwort Balantiopsis cancellata from Chile.

@article{Labb2005AntifungalAI,
  title={Antifungal and insect antifeedant 2-phenylethanol esters from the liverwort Balantiopsis cancellata from Chile.},
  author={Cecilia Labb{\'e} and Francesca Faini and Carolina M. Villagr{\'a}n and Josep Lluis Coll and David S. Rycroft},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={
          247-9
        }
}
A chemical study of a dichloromethane extract of Balantiopsis cancellata led to the isolation of four known 2-phenylethanol esters (1-4) and a phenylethanediol benzoate (5). Antifeedant activity toward Spodoptera littoralis (disk-choice bioassay) and growth inhibition of the phytopathogen Cladosporium herbarum in TLC-bioautography assays were determined. The results show that the antifeedant and antifungal activity of the extract is attributable mainly to the trans-beta-methylthioacrylate 4. 
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