Isolation of 4-hydroxy-5-methyl-3[2H]-furanone from Pine Needles as an Antioxidative Principle

솔잎으로부터 항산화 성분인 4-hydroxy-5-methyl-3[2H]-furanone의 분리

  • Published : 1994.08.31


An antioxidant was isolated from pine needles. This compound was identified as 4-hydroxy-5-methyl-3[2H]-furanone on the basis of spectroscopic evidences and by the comparison with the synthetic one from the Maillard reaction of xylose and glycine. It scavenged 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl free radicals more efficiently than 4-hydroxy-2,5-dimethyl-3[2H]-furanone and $3-hydroxy-2-methyl-{\gamma}-pyrone$ did. It exhibited inhibitory effects on the autoxidation of 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine and linolenic acid.