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Galangoflavonoid Isolated from Rhizome of Alpinia galanga (L) Sw (Zingiberaceae)

SB Jaju
NH Indurwade
DM Sakarkar
NK Fuloria
MD Ali
S Das
SP Basu


Purpose: The purpose of this investigation was to isolate novel flavonoids from Alpinia galanga rhizomes. Methods: The methanol extract of Alpinia galanga was subjected to column chromatography and eluted with ethyl acetate-methanol (9:1) to yield a compound, galangoflavonoside (AG 11). The structure of the compound was elucidated by various spectral techniques (UV, IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, and MS). Results: Chemical investigation of the extract furnished a new flavonoid galangoflavonoside (AG 11). Conclusion: The isolated compound, galangoflavonoside (AG 11,) could be a potential therapeutic compound as well as serve as a lead compound in the synthesis of other useful flavonoids. Isolation of the galangoflavonoside from Alpinia galanga rhizomes is being reported, to the best of our knowledge,
for the first time.

Keywords: Alpinia galangal; Methanol extract; Galangoflavonoside; Spectral techniques

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eISSN: 1596-9827
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