Moronic acid

Yes, there is a moronic acid:

Moronic acid, a simple triterpenoid keto acid with antimicrobial activity isolated from Ozoroa mucronata,” M. Hostettmann-Kaldas and K. Nakanishi, Planta medica 37.12 (1979): 358-60.

Unwhimsically, it is not unstructured. The structure looks more or less like this:


(Thanks to investigator Deborah Blum for bringing this substance to our attention.)

BONUS: Anti-Herpes Simplex Virus Activity of Moronic Acid

BOMUS: Traumatic acid