Taxodisones A and B: bioactive C30-terpenes with new skeletons from Taxodium distichum and their biosynthetic origin†
Taxodisones A and B, C30-terpenes with an unprecedented tetracyclo[188.8.131.52.2,709,14]octodecane core, were isolated from the seeds of Taxodium distichum. Their structures, including their configurations, were unambiguously determined. Their biomimetic synthesis suggests that they stem from diterpenes and monoterpenes, and not from squalene or oxidosqualene. In addition, their bioactivities were also evaluated.