Original Article

The Journal of Antibiotics (2006) 59, 57–60; doi:10.1038/ja.2006.9

Niveulone, a Heterocyclic Spiro Terpenoid from the Ascomycete Dasyscyphus niveus

Veronica Rojas de la Parra1, Viktor Mierau2, Timm Anke2 and Olov Sterner1

  1. 1Department of Organic Chemistry, Lund University, P.O.Box 124, S-22100 Lund, Sweden
  2. 2Institute of Biotechnology and Drug Research IBWF, Erwin-Schrödinger-Str. 56, D-67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany

Correspondence: O. Sterner, Department of Organic Chemistry, Lund University, P.O.Box 124, S-22100 Lund, Sweden. E-mail: Olov.Sterner@organic.lu.se

Received 19 September 2005; Accepted 6 January 2006.



The new heterocyclic spiro terpenoid niveulone (1) was isolated from the cultural fluid of the ascomycete Dasyscyphus niveus, and its chemical structure and relative configuration were determined by spectroscopic techniques.


niveulone, heterocyclic spiro terpenoid, Dasyscyphus niveus



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