A new isoflavone from stem bark of Millettia dura

  • Solomon Derese Department of Chemistry, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 30197, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Abiy Yenesew Department of Chemistry, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 30197, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Jacob O. Midiwo Department of Chemistry, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 30197, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Matthias Heydenreich Institut für Chemie, Universität Potsdam, P.O. Box 60 15 53, D-14415 Potsdam, Germany
  • Martin G. Peter Institut für Chemie, Universität Potsdam, P.O. Box 60 15 53, D-14415 Potsdam, Germany

Abstract

A new isoflavone (7,3’-dimethoxy-4’,5’-methylenedioxyisoflavone) and three known isoflavones [isoerythrinin A 4’-(3-methylbut-2-enyl) ether, isojamaicin and nordurlettone] were isolated from the stem bark of Millettia dura (Leguminosae). The structures were determined by spectroscopic methods.

 

KEY WORDS: Millettia dura, Leguminosae, Isoflavone, 7,3’-Dimethoxy-4’,5’-

methylenedioxyisoflavone, Isoerythrinin A 4’-(3-methylbut-2-enyl) ether, Isojamaicin,

Nordurlettone_

Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2003, 17(1), 113-115.

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