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Triterpenes from the resin of Boswellia neglecta

Aman Dekebo, Ermias Dagne, Odd R. Gautun, Arne J. Aasen

Abstract


The resin of Boswellia neglecta yielded four triterpenes canaric acid, a -amyrin, a -amyrone and epi-a -amyrin. Canaric acid and epi-a -amyrin are isolated here for the first time from the family Burseraceae. The compounds were identified using 1D and 2D NMR techniques.


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


Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2002, 16(1), 87-90.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/bcse.v16i1.20952
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