Dammarane triterpenes from the resins of Commiphora confusa

  • Aman Dekebo Department of Chemistry, Addis Ababa University, P.O. Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopi
  • Ermias Dagne Department of Chemistry, Addis Ababa University, P.O. Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopi
  • Pat Curry Semi Arid Lands Training and Livestock Improvement Centre of Kenya, P.O. Box 301, Isiolo, Kenya
  • Odd R. Gautun Department of Chemistry, University of Tromsoe, 9037 Tromsoe, Norway
  • Arne J. Aasen School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, P. O. Box 1068, Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway

Abstract

The resin of Commiphora confusa afforded two new dammarane triterpenes, (3R,20S)-3,20-dihydroxydammar-24-ene and (3R,20S)-3-acetoxy-20-hydroxydammar-24-ene along with the known triterpenes, cabraleadiol 3-acetate and a -amyrin.

(Received March 13, 2002; revised May 17, 2002)

Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2002, 16(1), 81-86.
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