Potassium 2,3,4-trihydroxy-2-methylbutanoate, a leaf-closing substance of Leucaena leucocephalam

Minoru Ueda, Yoshihiro Sohtome, Katsuhiro Ueda, Shosuke Yamamura

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Abstract

Potassium 2,3,4-trihydroxy-2-methylbutanoate (1) was identified as a leaf-closing substance of a nyctinastic plant, Leucaena leucocephalam. Compound 1 was quite effective for the leaf-closing of L. leucocephalam at 1×10-6 M.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3109-3111
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume42
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Apr 23
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biologically active compounds
  • Natural products
  • Nyctinasty
  • Plants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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