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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 22, No. 5, 1984, pp.1039-1040
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1984-05-1039
Structure and Synthesis of Medicanine, a New Amino Acid from Medicago sativa

Shinji Fushiya, Tokuhiro Tanura, Takashi Tashiro, and Shigeo Nozoe*

*Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, sendai 980-8578, Japan


A new amino acid derivative was isolated from seedlings of Medicago sativa. The structure of this compound, medicanine has been determined as (S)-N-(3-hydroxypropyl)azetidine-2-carboxylic acid (1) on the basis of nmr analysis and chemical synthesis.