Biotransformation of Two Cytotoxic Terpenes, α-Santonin and Sclareol by Botrytis cinerea

Afgan Farooq, Satoshi Tahara
2000 Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C - A Journal of Biosciences  
Two cytotoxic terpenes, α-santonin (1) and sclareol (3) were biotransformed by a plant pathogenic fungus Botrytis cinerea to produce oxidized metabolites in high yields. α-Santonin (1 ) on fermentation with the fungus for ten days afforded a hydroxylated metabolite identified as 11β-hydroxy-α-santonin (2) in a high yield (83%), while sclareol (3) was metabolized to epoxysclareol (4) (64%) and a new compound 8-deoxy-14,15-dihydro-15-chloro-14-hydroxy- 8,9-dehydrosclareol (5) (7%), representing a
more » ... 7%), representing a rare example of microbial halogenation.
doi:10.1515/znc-2000-9-1008 fatcat:atcwnz6htzghzfrypd3g6qpk2u