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1,3,5-Hydroxybenzene structures in mosses

Phytochemistry

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Abstract

A number of mosses from widely different families have been studied by cross polarization solid state 13C NMR spectroscopy. Although polysaccharide-type materials dominate the NMR spectra, significant amounts of aromatic carbons are observed in some mosses. Some of this material can be removed by ultrasonic bath treatment, and is lignin derived, probably from impurities from fine root material from associated higher plants. However other material is truly moss-derived and appears to be from 1,3,5-hydroxybenzene structures. This is inconsistent with lignin as being a component of mosses, and suggests a tannin or hydroxybenzofuran polymer is responsible for moss rigidity. ?? 1989.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
1,3,5-Hydroxybenzene structures in mosses
Series title:
Phytochemistry
Volume
28
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Phytochemistry
First page:
1395
Last page:
1400