New Pyrones from the Mangrove Endophytic Fungus Pestalotiopsis sp
Pestalotiopsis is generally found as endophytes of tropical plants and as prolific producers of structurally unusal natural products . Our previous chemical investigations on fungus species Pestalotiopsis JCM2A4 isolated from the Chinese Mangrove plant Rhizophora mucronata Lam. have led to the isolation of a series of natural products and yielded over twenty different compounds with seventeen of them being new natural products including chromones, cytosporones and coumarins [2–3]. Following cultivation of the fungus now yielded eight new pyrone derivatives (1) as well as a known compound. The structures of all compounds were unambiguously established from their spectroscopic data, that included HR-ESIMS and 1- and 2-dimensional NMR spectroscopy, and by comparison with the literature . Our findings proved endophyte genus Pestalotiopsis to be particularly productive.
Acknowledgement: Financial support by grants of Hainan University Youth Foundation (qnjj1005) and Dr. Research Starting Found (kyqd1066) are gratefully acknowledged.
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