Luteoforol (3′,4,4′,5,7-pentahydroxyflavan) in Sorghum vulgare L

Bate-Smith, E.C. (1969) Luteoforol (3′,4,4′,5,7-pentahydroxyflavan) in Sorghum vulgare L. Phytochemistry, 8 (9). pp. 1803-1810.

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Luteoforol, prepared by reduction of eriodictyl with sodium borohydride, is characterized by the formation of luteolinidin when heated with aqueous HCl and by the formation of a blue-rose colour when treated with cold mineral acid. The latter property is used in a survey of the luteoforol content of the tissues of Kaffir Corn during a whole season's growth. The red colour of the seed-coat and the red or black colour of the glumes of the mature grain appear to be due to complexes (“phlobaphenes”) embodying apigeninidin and/or luteolinidin, the latter arising from the luteoforol present in the green tissues.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: A.R.C Institute of Animal physiology, Babraham, Cambridge
Subjects: Plant Production
Crop Improvement
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2012 05:28
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2012 05:28
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