Two new phenolic compounds from the rhizomes of Gastrodia elata BLUME

Ah Reum Han, Hyun Ji Shin, Ha Rim Jeon, Je Hyun Lee, Dongho Lee, Eun Kyoung Seo

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Phytochemical investigation of the rhizomes of Gastrodia elata Blume (Orchidaceae) led to the isolation and identification of twelve compounds, including two new phenolic compounds, 4-hydroxybenzyl vanillyl ether (=4-{[(4-hydroxyphenyl)methoxy]methyl}-2-methoxyphenol; 1) and 4-{{4-[4-(methoxymethyl)phenoxy]benzyl}oxy}benzyl methyl ether (=1-[4-(methoxymethyl)phenoxy]-4-{[4-(methoxymethyl)phenoxy]methyl}benzene; 2). The structures of 1 and 2 were elucidated by spectroscopic data analysis including 1D- and 2D-NMR experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1310-1314
Number of pages5
JournalHelvetica Chimica Acta
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul


  • Gastrodia elata
  • Phenolic compounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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