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Open Access Crystal structure of olivetolic acid: a natural product from Cetrelia sanguinea (Schaer.)

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The title compound, C12H16O4 (systematic name: 2,4-dihydroxy-6-pentylbenzoic acid) is a natural product isolated from C. sanguinea (Schaer.) and is reported to have various pharmacological activities. The molecule is approximately planar (r.m.s. deviation for the non-H atoms = 0.096 Å) and features an intramolecular O—H...O hydrogen bond. In the crystal, each olivetolic acid molecule is connected to three neighbours via O—H...O hydrogen bonds, generating (10-1) sheets. This crystal is essentially isostructural with a related resorcinolic acid with a longer alkyl chain.
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Affiliations: 1: The Laboratory of Natural Resource of Sumatra (LBS) and Faculty of Pharmacy, Andalas University, 26163 Padang, Indonesia 2: Department of Chemistry and Materials Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama 2-12-1, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8551, Japan

Publication date: January 1, 2016

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