Phenolic metabolites from the seeds of Canarium schweinfurthii

  • Tamboue Helene
  • Fotso Serge
  • Bonaventure T. Ngadjui
  • Dongo Etienne
  • Berhanu M. Abegaz


The seeds of Canarium schweinfurthii yielded a new phenylpropanoid, schweinfurthinol, characterized as 1-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2,3-dihydroxypropan-1-one. p-hydroxy-benzaldehyde, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, 3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-prop-2-enal (p-hydroxycinnam- aldehyde), 3-(3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenyl)-prop-2-enal (coniferaldehyde), ligballinol and amentoflavone were also identified. Structures were established by spectroscopic analysis and comparison with published information.

(Received October 2, 2000; revised November 28, 2000)

Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2000, 14(2), 155-160

Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia. ISSN: 1011-3924


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