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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 31, No. 1, 1990, pp.187-190
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-89-5267
Bakuchicin, A New Simple Furanocoumarin from Psoralea corylifolia L.

Yoshikazu Kondo,* Atsushi Kato, Yoshiyuki Kubota, and Shigeo Nozoe

*Pharmaceutical Institute, Tohoku University, Aobayama, Sendai 980-8578, Japan


A new simple furanocoumarine, bacuchicin, has been isolated from the hexane-extract of seeds of Psoralea corylifolia L. (Leguminosae) alone with stigmasterol, psoralen and bakuchiol. The structure of bakuchicin has been shown as 8-oxo-8H-furo[2,3-f][1]benzopyran (1) by spectral means.