Geranyl chalcone derivatives with antifungal and radical scavenging properties from the leaves of Artocarpus nobilis.Phytochemistry. 2004 May; 65(9):1287-90.P
Antifungal activity guided fractionation of the n-butanol extract from the methanol extract of the leaves of Artocarpus nobilis furnished 2',4',4-trihydroxy-3'-geranylchalcone (1), 2 ',4',4-trihydroxy-3'-[6-hydroxy-3,7-dimethyl-2(E),7-octadienyl]chalcone (2), 2',4',4-trihydroxy-3'-[2-hydroxy-7-methyl-3-methylene-6-octaenyl]chalcone (3), 2',3,4,4'-tetrahydroxy-3'-geranylchalcone (4), 2',3,4,4'-tetrahydroxy-3'-[6-hydroxy-3,7-dimethyl-2(E),7-octadienyl]chalcone (5). The chalcones 3 and 5 are new natural products whereas 1 and 2 are reported first time from the family Moraceae. All these compounds showed good fungicidal activity against Cladosporium cladosporioides and high radical scavenging activity towards the 2,2'-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical in TLC bio-autography method.