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Short Paper | Regular issue | Vol 83, No. 6, 2011, pp.1377-1383
Published online, 11th April, 2011
DOI: 10.3987/COM-11-12179
New Red Pigments from Lichen Lethariella sinensis

Ayako Tanaka, Kaoru Kinoshita, Koji Ichinose, Tadayasu Togawa, Kiyotaka Koyama, Takao Narui, Li-song Wang, and Kunio Takahashi*

*Meiji Pharmaceutical University, 2-522-1 Noshio, Kiyose, Tokyo 204-8588, Japan


New red pigments were isolated from a lichen thallus, Lethariella sinensis by Wei & Jiang. The structures of the red pigments, rubrosinensiquinones A (1), B (2), and C (3), were determined by spectroscopic analyses.