Nauclefolinine: A new alkaloid from the roots of Nauclea latifolia
A novel indole alkaloid, nauclefolinine (1) and five known triterpenic compounds, rotundic acid (2), a-L-rhamnoquinovic acid (3), 3-O-b-D-glucopyranosyl-b-sitosterol (4), squalene (5) and sitosterol-3-O-6’-stearoyl-b-D-glucopyranoside (6) have been isolated from the roots of Nauclea latifolia.
KEY WORDS: Nauclea latifolia, Rubiaceae, Indole alkaloid, Triterpenic acids, Rotundic acid, Rhamnoquinovic acid
Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2003, 17(2), 173-176.