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SCORODOPHLONE A, A NOVEL ALKYLSULFONE FROM THE SEEDS OF SCORODOPHLOEUS ZENKERI. HARMS

Jules Lobe Songue, Anatole G. B. Azebaze*, Juliette C. Vardamides, Jean C. Ndom, Alain Blond, Michèle Meyer, Etienne Dongo, Théophile Ngando Mpondo*

Abstract


A novel alkylsulfone, scorodophlone A 1, from the seeds of Scorodophloeus zenkeri Harms, has been assigned the structure 6-(methylsulfonyl)-1,2,3-dithiazinan-4-one on the basis of its spectroscopic properties. The known compounds α-sophoradiol (12-oleanene-3β,22α-diol), lupeol and sitosterol were also obtained.
KEY WORDS: Scorodophloeus zenkeri, Caesalpiniaceae, Scorodophlone A, Pentacyclic triterpene, Phytosterol


Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2006, 20(1), 173-176.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/bcse.v20i1.21158
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