Research Article | Volume: 7, Issue: 7, July, 2017

Pentacyclic triterpenes from leaves of Cagaita (Eugenia dysenterica)

Cristian A. Gasca Matheus Chaves Christopher W. Fagg Pérola de Oliveira e Magalhães Yris M. Fonseca-Bazzo Dâmaris Silveira   

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Published:  Jul 30, 2017

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2017.70709

Phytochemical study of the leaves of Eugenia dysenterica led to the identification of five pentacyclic triterpenes: urs-12-en-3β-ol (α-amyrin), olean-12-en-3β-ol (β-amyrin), neolup-12-en-3β-ol (neolupenol), gammacer-16-en-3β-ol and D-friedoolean-14-en-3β-ol (taraxerol). Their identification was based mainly on mass spectra, 1H and 13C NMR. Pentacyclic triterpenes have not been reported before in the literature as constituents of E. dysenterica.

Keyword:     Eugenia dysenterica Myrtaceae triterpenes mass spectrometry.


Gasca CA, Chaves M, Fagg CW, Magalhães PO, Fonseca-Bazzo YM, Silveira D. Pentacyclic triterpenes from leaves of Cagaita (Eugenia dysenterica). J App Pharm Sci, 2017; 7 (07): 051-054.

Copyright: © The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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