Das cyanogene Glykosid von Holcus mollis / The Cyanogenic Glycoside of Holcus mollis

H. D. Zinsmeister 1 , N. Erb 2 , A. Nahrstedt 3 , R. Hegnauer 4  and L. Tjon Sie Fat 4
  • 1 FB 16, Botanik, Universität des Saarlandes, D-6600 Saarbrücken
  • 2 Universitätskrankenhaus Eppendorf, Kinderklinik, Hamburg
  • 3 Institut für Pharmazeutische Biologie, Techn. Univ. Braunschweig
  • 4 Laboratorium voor Experimentele Plantensystematiek, Leiden

From leaves of Holcus mollis L. the structure of the cyanogenic glycoside could be elucidated as 2-β-ᴅ-glucopyranosyloxy- 2S-butyronitrile (Heterodendrin) by means of chromatography, hydrolysis and 1H-NMR-spectroscopy. By that another example for grasses is given where obviously the general assumed biogenetic pathway starting with tyrosine is not used

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