Chemical investigation of the leaves of Moringa stenopetala
(Received April 17, 2000; revised May 23, 2000)
The ethanol extract of the leaves of Moringa stenopetala led to the isolation of three glycosides. The compounds were identified as rutin, 4-(4'-O-acetyl--L-rhamnosyloxy)- benzylisothiocyanate and 4-(4'-O-acetyl--L-rhamnosyloxy)-benzaldehyde. The last two compounds are reported for the first time from M. stenopetala. Structure determination was accomplished by means of spectroscopic and chemical studies.
Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2000, 14(1), 51-56