A new furan carboxamide and two potential precursors from a terrestrial streptomycete

Humaira Naureen 1 , Michel Feussi Tala 1 , Khaled A. Shaaban 1 , Mohamed Shaaban 1 , Anja Schüffler 2  and Hartmut Laatsch 3
  • 1 Department of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Göttingen, Tammannstrasse 2, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
  • 2 Institute for Biotechnology and Drug Research (IBWF), Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • 3 Department of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Göttingen, Tammannstrasse 2, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany, Phone: + 49-551-3933211, Fax: + 49-551-399660
Humaira Naureen, Michel Feussi Tala, Khaled A. Shaaban, Mohamed Shaaban, Anja Schüffler and Hartmut Laatsch


Three new bioactive metabolites, 1,6-dihydroxy- 2-methyl-heptan-4-one (1), 4-hydroxy-1-(2-methyl-oxiranyl)- pentan-2-one (2), and 2-(2-hydroxy-propyl)-4-methylfuran- 3-carboxylic acid amide (3) were isolated from the terrestrial Streptomyces sp. isolate ANK245, along with the new microbial constituent p-vinylanisol (4a) and the known metabolites p-vinyl-phenol (4b) and phenethyl alcohol. Analysis of the nonpolar part of the extract by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC-MS) provided further evidence for tetradecanoic acid, 9-octadecenoic acid, hexadecanoic acid, 2-methoxy-4-vinylphenol (4c), 4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-benzaldehyde, o-hydroxybiphenyl, and 1,5,9-trimethyl-4,8,13-cyclotetradecatrien-1,3-diol (5). Structures 1–3 of the new compounds were elucidated by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and NMR spectroscopy, but mass spectrometry (MS) techniques and their absolute configuration were determined by density functional theory (DFT) calculations and Mosher derivatisation. Their antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities were evaluated in comparison with the crude bacterial extract.

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