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Chemical constituents of the root wood of Erythrina sacleuxii and determination of the absolute configuration of suberectin

Japheth O. Ombito
Gomotsang Bojase
Runner R.T. Majinda
Ishmael B. Masesane
Anja Schüffler
Stefan Pusch
Carina Weber
Till Opatz


Phytochemical investigation on the root wood of Erythrina sacleuxii (Leguminosae) led to the isolation of nine secondary metabolites (1-9). Compound 1 was isolated from the genus Erythrina for the first time. The pure compounds were identified on the basis of comprehensive spectroscopic and spectrometric analyses, while their absolute configurations were determined based on chiroptical measurements. Compounds 5 and 6 showed weak antifungal activity against Pyricularia oryzae with MIC values of 20 µg/mL.


Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2020, 34(1), 135-140.