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Communication | Special issue | Vol 44, No. 1, 1997, pp.139-142
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-96-S47
6-Acetyl-8-hydroxy-2,2-dimethylchromene, an Antioxidant in Sunflower Seeds; Its Isolation and Synthesis and Antioxidant Activity of Its Derivatives

Hideyuki Tsuda, Youichi Ishitani, Yoshiyuki Takemura, Yoshiaki Suzuki, and Tadahiro Kato*

*Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Science University of Tokyo, Kagurazaka 1-3, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8601, Japan


By the guide of assay toward inhibition of photooxidation of β-carotene, 6-acetyl-8-hydroxy-2,2-dimethylchromene (1) was isolated from sunflower seeds. In addition to 1, the analogous compounds possessing the chromene (chromane) skeleton were synthesized and their antioxidant activities were examined.