Saturday, October 27, 2012

Propolis from Solomon Islands Has Applications as Ingredient in Food Additives, Pharmaceuticals

Solophenols B-D and Solomonin: New Prenylated Polyphenols Isolated from Propolis Collected from the Solomon Islands and Their Antibacterial Activity
J Agric Food Chem, 2012 Oct 15
Three new prenylated flavonoids, namely, solophenols B (1), C (2), and D (3), as well as a new prenylated stilbene, solomonin (4), were isolated from propolis collected from the Solomon Islands. In addition, 17 known compounds were identified. The structures of the new compounds were determined by a combination of methods, including mass spectrometry and NMR. These new compounds and several known compounds were tested for antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Most of them exhibited potent antibacterial activity.
These findings may indicate that propolis from the Solomon Islands has potential applications as an ingredient in food additives or pharmaceuticals.

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