The Biological Activities of Troponoids and Their Use in Agriculture A Review

  title={The Biological Activities of Troponoids and Their Use in Agriculture A Review},
  author={Marian Saniewski and Marcin Horbowicz and Sirichai Kanlayanarat},
  journal={Journal of Horticultural Research},
  pages={19 - 5}
Abstract Chemical compounds containing the tropone structure (2,4,6-cycloheptatrien-1-one), in their molecule, called troponoids, characterized by a seven-membered ring, are distributed in some plants, bacteria and fungi, although they are relatively rare. ß-Thujaplicin (2-hydroxy-4-isopropyl-2,4,6-cycloheptatrien-1-one), also known as hinokitiol, is a natural compound found in several plants of the Cupressaceae family. Besides hinokitiol, related compounds were identified in Cupressaceae trees… Expand

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