Drimenol is a sesquiterpene drimane first isolated from members of the Canellaceae family. More recently, Drimenol was
prepared semi-synthetically from polygodial isolated from the Australian tree, Tasmannia lanceolata, by Smith and colleagues at the University of Tasmania, Australia. Drimenol possesses antifungal, insect anti-feedant and larval growth regulatory activity.
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