Sesquiterpene lactones from Inula helenium

Vlatka Vajs, Dragoslay Jeremić, Slobodan Milosavljević and, Slobodan Macura

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The isolation of 11(13)-dehydrocriolin [a germacranolide also known as 11(13)-dehydroivaxillin], 2α-hydroxyalantolactone, 4α,5α-epoxy-10α,14-H-inuviscolide (the major component) and carabrone from the aerial parts of Inula helenium is reported. The first two lactones were isolated for the first time from this plant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1763-1764
Number of pages2
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1989


  • 11(13)-dehydroeriolin
  • 2α-hydroxyalantolactone
  • 4α,5α-epoxy-1Oα,14-H-inuviscolide
  • Compositae
  • Inula helenium
  • carabrone.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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