Antitumor agents from Jatropha macrorhiza (Euphorbiaceae). III: Acetylaleuritolic acid

S. J. Torrance, R. M. Wiedhopf, Jack R Cole

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The triterpene acetylaleuritolic acid was isolated from Jatropha macrorhiza (Euphorbiaceae) and showed tumor-inhibitory properties toward the P-388 lymphocytic leukemia test system. The compound was identified by means of IR, PMR, and mass spectrometry and by its transformation into the known methylacetyloleanolate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1348-1349
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1977


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology

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