Conformational analysis of antistaphylococcal sesquiterpene lactones from Inula helenium essential oil.

Isomeric eudesmane-type sesquiterpene lactones: alantolactone (1), isoalantolactone (2) and diplophyllin (3), the main constituents of Inula helenium L. root essential oil, are strong antistaphylococcal agents. Energetically favorable conformations of these were calculated (MM+ and MMFF94 molecular mechanics and AM1 and PM3 semi-empirical methods) and… CONTINUE READING