Homoisoflavonoids are rare compounds distributed within a few families of plants including species from Fabaceae. The genus Caesalpinia, the main focus of this chapter, is a prolific source of these unique natural products. Homoisoflavonoids from Caesalpinia spp. are associated to ethnopharmacological uses for diverse purposes. In this sense, the following chapter sheds light on the occurrence, biosynthesis, isolation, synthesis, and structural analysis of these compounds from species of the genus Caesalpinia and their biological potential.
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