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Natural products isolated from endemic Tasmanian vascular plants

Deans, BJ ORCID: 0000-0002-3102-0907, de Salas, MF, SMith, JA ORCID: 0000-0001-6313-3298 and Bissember, AC ORCID: 0000-0001-5515-2878 2018 , 'Natural products isolated from endemic Tasmanian vascular plants' , Australian Journal of Chemistry, vol. 71, no. 10 , pp. 756-767 , doi: 10.1071/CH18283.

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Abstract

Tasmania is the south-eastern island state of Australia. It is geographically isolated and is recognised for both its rich diversity of plant species and high degree of endemism. Although 530 endemic Tasmanian vascular plant species are known, natural products have only been isolated from 27 of these species (∼5.1 %), representing 3 classes (Dicotyledonae, Monocotyledonae, and Gymnospermae), 12 families, and 14 genera. Terpenoids, flavonoids, and alkaloids are the major classes of compound that have been isolated from these species. This report provides the first review of the natural products isolated from endemic Tasmanian plant species and covers ∼70 years of research in this area.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Deans, BJ and de Salas, MF and SMith, JA and Bissember, AC
Keywords: natural products, endemic Tasmanian vascular plants
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Journal of Chemistry
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
ISSN: 0004-9425
DOI / ID Number: 10.1071/CH18283
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