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

Silvere Ngouela, Guy Feuya, Jean C. Tchouankeu, Gaston Achoundong, Raymond B.T. Zambou, Etienne Tsamo, Joseph D. Connolly

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.




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/bcse.v18i2.61453
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