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Dagne, E., Bisrat, D., Van Wyk, B-E., Viljoen, A.M., Hellwig, V., Steglich, W. 1997. Anthrones from Aloe microstigma. Phytochemistry 44: 1271–1274.

5-Hydroxyaloin A and a new anthrone, named as microstigmin A, were isolated from the leaf exudate of Aloe microstigma. The structure of microstigmin A was determined by spectroscopic techniques as well as by conversion into 5-hydroxyaloin A.

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