Toxicants from mangrove plants, VI. Heritonin, a new piscicide from th mangrove plant Heritiera littoralis.


The mangrove plant Heritiera littoralis has been utilized by natives of the Philippines as a fish poison. The petroleum ether extract of this plant has shown toxicity to fish (Tilapia nilotica). A new piscicide, which was assigned the name heritonin [1], has been identified as one of the compounds with ichthyotoxicity. The structure was elucidated by… (More)


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