Phillipsins A and B from Zingiber phillippsii Mood & Theilade in Borneo
Takashi Kamada, Julius Kulip, Kazuki Tani, Chin-Soon Phan, Kishio Hatai and Charles S. Vairappan
Laboratory of Natural Products Chemistry, Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Microbiology and Fish Disease Laboratory, Borneo Marine Research Institute, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Abstract: Two new aromatic compounds, phillipsins A (1) and B (2) were isolated from the Bornean wild ginger Zingiber phillippsii Mood & Theilade, and were characterized based on spectroscopic data (HRESI-MS, FTIR as well as 1D and 2D NMR). These metabolites also exhibited strong antifungal activity against selected fungi.
Keywords: Zingiber phillipsii ; ginger; antifungal; chemotaxonomical marker; Borneo. © 2017 ACG Publications. All rights reserved.