Synthesis and biological activities of methyl 3,7- and 4,5- didehydrojasmonates

Hiromasa Kiyota, Yasushi Yoneta, Takayuki Oritani

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    Methyl 3,7-didehydrojasmonate was synthesized as an analogue of methyl epijasmonate. This analogue inhibited the germination of lettuce seed more strongly than methyl jasmonate. Methyl 4,5-didehydrojasmonate was also synthesized and its biological activities were comparable to those of methyl jasmonate.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)983-986
    Number of pages4
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1997 Nov 1


    • Epijasmonic acid
    • Lactuca sativa
    • Lettuce germination
    • Methyl 3,7-didehydrojasmonate
    • Methyl 4,5- didehydrojasmonate
    • Methyl jasmonate
    • Oryza sativa
    • Radish germination
    • Raphanus sativus
    • Rice seedling growth

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry
    • Molecular Biology
    • Plant Science
    • Horticulture


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