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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 24, No. 7, 1986, pp.1841-1843
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1986-07-1841
Biomimetic Synthesis of Elaeocarpusin

Takuo Okuda,* Takashi Yoshida, Tsutomu Hatano, and Yoshitaka Ikeda

*Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, 1-1-1 Tsushima-naka, Okayama 700-8530, Japan


Elaeocarpusin, a tannin-ascorbic acid condensation product, isolated from Geranium thunbergii as one of the water-soluble forms of tannin, has been biomimetically synthesized from geraniin and ascorbic acid, and shown to occur widely in the geraniin-containing species of plants.