In screening for antifungal metabolites a novel compound, cladobotryal, was isolated from the mycoparasitic fungus Cladobotryum varium. Its structure was established as (+)-(2R*,3R*)-2-[(Z)- 2-buten-2-yl]-3,7-dihydro-3-formyl-3-methyl-5-phenylfuro[2,3-b]pyr idin-4(2H)-one on the basis of spectroscopic evidence and single crystal X-ray analysis of its methyl hemiacetal. The fused furo[2,3-b]pyridinone skeleton of cladobotryal seems unprecedented within the chemical literature.
|Journal||Acta Chemica Scandinavica|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|