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Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry
Year : 2009, Volume : 2, Issue : 4
First page : ( 569) Last page : ( 570)
Print ISSN : 0974-4169. Online ISSN : 0974-4150.

α-Amyrin Caprylate -A New Triterpene Isolated From the Leaf of Bauhinia purpurea linn

Verma Tekeshwar*, KS Chandrashekar, Joshi Arun B

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, NGSMIPS, Mangalore, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: tekeshwarverma@gmail.com

Online published on 13 March, 2013.


Bauhinia purpurea, a useful medicinal plant was subjected to phytochemical investigation. A new ursane triterpenes uamyrin caprylate (compound 1) was isolated along with other triterpenoids from petroleum ether fraction of ethanolic extract (95%) of leaf of Bauhinia purpurea. Their structures were elucidated with the help of physico-chemical methods and spectroscopic techniques. All of these triterpenes from this plant are being reported for the first time.



Fabaceae, α-amyrin caprylate, triterpenes.


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