Evaluation of plant growth regulatory activity of furofuran lignan bearing a 7,9':7',9-diepoxy structure using optically pure (+)- and (-)-enantiomers.

The plant growth regulatory activity of furofuran lignan (7,9':7',9-diepoxylignan) was evaluated by employing optically pure synthesized (+)- and (-)-enantiomers. (+)-Sesamin possessing a 3,4-methylenedioxy group on the aromatic rings and 7-aryl structure showed growth promotion activity against lettuce roots (EC50 = 0.50 mM); on the other hand, growth… CONTINUE READING