New and old phenanthrene derivatives from oncidium cebolleta, a peyote-replacement plant

Frank R. Stermitz, Terry R. Suess, Cynthia K Schauer, Oren P. Anderson, Robert A. Bye

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Abstract

A member of the family Orchidaceae, Oncidium cebolleta (Jacq.) Sw., is used by the Tarahumara Indians of northern Mexico as a temporary replacement for peyote. We have found it to contain the known compounds 2,7-dihydroxy-3,4,6-trimethoxyphenanthrene (2), 2,7-dihydroxy-3,4,6-trimethoxy-9,10-dihydrophenanthrene (3), 2,3-dihydroxy-4,7,8-trimethoxyphenanthrene (1), and the new compounds 2,7-dihydroxy-3,4-dimethoxyphenanthrene (5) and 2,7 -dihydroxy-4,8-dimethoxyphenanthrene, (6).

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages417-423
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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New and old phenanthrene derivatives from oncidium cebolleta, a peyote-replacement plant. / Stermitz, Frank R.; Suess, Terry R.; Schauer, Cynthia K; Anderson, Oren P.; Bye, Robert A.

In: Journal of Natural Products, Vol. 46, No. 3, 01.01.1983, p. 417-423.

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Stermitz, Frank R. ; Suess, Terry R. ; Schauer, Cynthia K ; Anderson, Oren P. ; Bye, Robert A. / New and old phenanthrene derivatives from oncidium cebolleta, a peyote-replacement plant. In: Journal of Natural Products. 1983 ; Vol. 46, No. 3. pp. 417-423.
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