Publication Type:

Journal Article


Phytochemistry, Elsevier, Volume 23, Number 8, p.1605–1606 (1984)



bakuchiol, Leguminosae, meroterpene, phenylpropanoid, Psoralea corylifolia


Specific incorporation of l-[U-14C]phenylalanine, [U-14C]cinnamic acid and p[2-14C]coumaric acid into bakuchiol has been observed in Psoralea corylifolia. Our findings show that the aromatic moiety along with two carbon atoms of the side chain are biosynthetically derived via phenylpropane pathway and not by the alternate pathway proposed earlier.

Cite this Research Publication

A. Banerji and Chintalwar, G. J., “Biosynthesis of bakuchiol from cinnamic and p-coumaric acids”, Phytochemistry, vol. 23, pp. 1605–1606, 1984.