African Journal of Biomedical Research

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Ferulic acid ester from the stem bark of Acacia ataxacantha

A.A. Ahmadu, A. Agunu, B.A. Lawal


From the chloroform extract of the stem bark of Acacia ataxacantha, a ferrulic acid derivative identified as n-tetradecanyl-3-methoxy-4-hydroxy –trans-cinnamate (tetradecanyl ferulate) compound 2 was isolated for the first time from this plant alongside the triterpene lupenol. The structure of compound 2 was confirmed using NMR and MS and is reported here for the first time. Primary activity of the isolated compound against a panel of disease related protein kinases reveal the compound to be in-active.

Keywords: Acacia ataxacantha, tetradecanyl ferrulate, protein kinase

Afr. J. Biomed. Res. Vol. 22 (May, 2019); 214- 217

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