Triterpenes from the resin of Boswellia neglecta

  • Aman Dekebo Department of Chemistry, Addis Ababa University, P.O. Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Ermias Dagne Department of Chemistry, Addis Ababa University, P.O. Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 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 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.
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