A novel leaf-movement inhibitor of a nyctinastic weed, Sesbania exaltata Cory, designed on a naturally occurring leaf-opening substance and its application to a potential, highly selective herbicide

Noboru Takada, Eisuke Kato, Katsuhiro Ueda, Shosuke Yamamura, Minoru Ueda

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Abstract

We isolated 4-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-trans-p-coumarate (1), the leaf-opening substance of Sesbania exaltata Cory. The leaf-movement inhibitor, designed on the chemical mechanism of nyctinasty, could keep the leaves of S. exaltata open till the leaves withered and died.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7655-7658
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume43
Issue number43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 21
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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