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Note | Regular issue | Vol 68, No. 10, 2006, pp.2161-2164
Published online, 28th July, 2006
DOI: 10.3987/COM-06-10823
A Butenolide from the Marine Sponge Callyspongia vaginalis

Tanya H. Layne and Winston F. Tinto

*Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry, Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Bridgetown, Barbados, BB10000, West Indies


A butenolide identified as 5-hydroxy-3-methyl-5- pentyl-2, 5-dihydrofuran-2-one (1) was isolated from Callyspongia vaginalis. Structural elucidation was achieved via spectroscopic means including 1D and 2D NMR experiments.