Meiocarpin: A novel lignan from the stem bark of Meiocarpidium lepidotum (Annonaceae)

  • Silvere Ngouela Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Yaoundé I, P.O. Box 812, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Guy Feuya Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Yaoundé I, P.O. Box 812, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Jean C. Tchouankeu Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Yaoundé I, P.O. Box 812, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Gaston Achoundong National Herbarium, P.O. Box 1601, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Raymond B.T. Zambou Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Yaoundé I, P.O. Box 812, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Etienne Tsamo Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Yaoundé I, P.O. Box 812, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Joseph D. Connolly Department of Chemistry, The University, Glasgow G 12 8QQ, Scotland, U.K.
Keywords: Meiocarpidium lepidotum, Annonaceae, lignan

Abstract

A new lignan, meiocarpin, and the known compounds, sitosterol and polycarpol, have been isolated from the stem bark of Meiocarpidium lepidotum, Annonaceae. The structure of the new compound was elucidated on the basis of its spectroscopic data.

 

KEY WORDS: Meiocarpidium lepidotum, Annonaceae, lignan

 

 

Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2004, 18(2), 221-224.

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