Polyacetylene Compounds of Plants of the Asteraceae Family (Review)

  title={Polyacetylene Compounds of Plants of the Asteraceae Family (Review)},
  author={Dmitry A. Konovalov},
  journal={Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal},
  • D. Konovalov
  • Published 4 December 2014
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal
Natural polyacetylenes are compounds whose structures contain two or more triple bonds. More than 1100 different acetylenes and biogenetically related substances have been identified in plants of the Asteraceae family. The various tribes of this family are characterized by individual sets of acetylene metabolites, allowing these compounds to be regarded as important chemotaxonomic markers. Polyacetylene compounds of the Asteraceae family have cytotoxic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory… 

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