a new Diterpene from Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae
Ata, A.Kerr, R. G.
Chemical studies on the non polar fraction of the methanolic extract of Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae Bayer collected from the Florida Keys has yielded 12-acetoxypseudopterolide (1), a new diterpene of the pseudopterane series. The structure was established through spectroscopic analysis. Compound (1) was shown to exhibit modest anti-cancer activity against a human prostate cancer cell line (LnCap).