Biosynthetic relationship of citral-trans- and citral-cis in Cymbopogon flexuosus (lemongrass)

Akhila, A.

Phytochemistry 24(11): 2585-2587

1985


ISSN/ISBN: 0031-9422
DOI: 10.1016/s0031-9422(00)80673-1
Accession: 001308605

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Abstract
The use of [14C,superscript 3H]-labelled precursors revealed that leaf blades converted geraniol (3,7-dimethylocta-trans-2,6-diene-1-ol) into citral-trans with the loss of pro(1S)hydrogen whereas nerol lost the pro-(1R) hydrogen while being converted into citral-cis. The citral-trans was converted into citral-cis and vice versa and there was no separate route for the biosynthesis of either of the two aldehyde isomers.