Secondary metabolites from Aspergillus japonicus CAM231, an endophytic fungus associated with Garcinia preussii
Chemical investigation of Aspergillus japonicus CAM231, isolated from the leaf of Garcina preussii collected in Cameroon, yielded two new compounds; one pyrone derivative, hydroxy neovasinin (1) and one phenol derivative, asperolan (2), together with two known compounds neovasifurarone B (3) and variecolin (4). The structures of the two new compounds were established using intensive NMR spectroscopy and HRMS spectra in comparison with data found in literature. The structure of compound 1 was confirmed by single-crystal X-ray crystallographic analysis in combination with NOESY experiment. The new compounds were screened for their cytotoxic and antibacterial properties; however, the tested compounds displayed no significant activities.