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BY-NC-ND 3.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter June 2, 2014

Draculone, a New Anthraquinone Pigment from the Tropical Lichen Melanotheca cruenta

  • Annick Mathey EMAIL logo , Peter Spiteller and Wolfgang Steglich

A new red anthraquinone, draculone, has been isolated from the corticolous tropical lichen Melanotheca cruenta (= Trypethelium cruentum = Pyrenula cruenta) together with minor quantities of the known anthraquinone pigment haematommone. The structure of draculone was determined as 2-acetyl-1,3,4,6,8-pentahydroxyanthraquinone by spectroscopic methods.

Received: 2002-3-8
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 2002-8-1

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