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BioMed Research International
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 3798105, 5 pages
Research Article

Isolation and Characterization of Two New Antimicrobial Acids from Quercus incana (Bluejack Oak)

1Department of Chemistry, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbotabad 22060, Pakistan
2Department of Environmental Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbotabad 22060, Pakistan
3Department of Chemistry, University of Swabi, Anbar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 23430, Pakistan
4Department of Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 1451, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence should be addressed to Umar Farooq, Abdur Rauf, and Yahia N. Mabkhot

Received 24 August 2017; Accepted 27 November 2017; Published 28 January 2018

Academic Editor: Nikos Chorianopoulos

Copyright © 2018 Rizwana Sarwar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Two new compounds were purified from ethyl acetate fraction of Quercus incana. The structure of these compounds is mainly established by using advanced spectroscopic technique such as UV, IR, one-dimensional (ID) and two-dimensional (2D) NMR techniques, and EI mass. The structural formula was deduced to be 4-hydroxydecanoic acid and 4-hydroxy-3-(hydroxymethyl) pentanoic acid . Both isolated compounds were tested for their antimicrobial potential and showed promising antifungal activity against Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus flavus.