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Nauclefolinine: A new alkaloid from the roots of Nauclea latifolia

D. Ngnokam, J.F. Ayafor, J.D. Connolly, J.M. Nuzillard

Abstract


A novel indole alkaloid, nauclefolinine (1) and five known triterpenic compounds, rotundic acid (2), a-L-rhamnoquinovic acid (3), 3-O-b-D-glucopyranosyl-b-sitosterol (4), squalene (5) and sitosterol-3-O-6’-stearoyl-b-D-glucopyranoside (6) have been isolated from the roots of Nauclea latifolia.

 

KEY WORDS: Nauclea latifolia, Rubiaceae, Indole alkaloid, Triterpenic acids, Rotundic acid, Rhamnoquinovic acid

 

 

Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2003, 17(2), 173-176.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/bcse.v17i2.61669

Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia.   ISSN: 1011-3924
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