Dulcitol and (−)-4′-O-methylepigallocatechin from Kokoona zeylanica

G. M.Kamal B. Gunaherath, A. A.Leslie Gunatilaka, M. Uvais S. Sultanbawa, Sinnathamby Balasubramaniam, M. Uvais S. Sultanbawa

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A phytochemical investigation of the methanolie extract of the inner root bark of Kokoona zeylanica Thwaites (Celastraceae) has resulted in the isolation and identification of dulcitol and (−)-4′-O-methylepigallocatechin. The chemotaxonomic significance and biological activity of dulcitol are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-142
Number of pages3
JournalJournal Of Natural Products
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry

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    Gunaherath, G. M. K. B., Gunatilaka, A. A. L., Sultanbawa, M. U. S., Balasubramaniam, S., & Sultanbawa, M. U. S. (1982). Dulcitol and (−)-4′-O-methylepigallocatechin from Kokoona zeylanica. Journal Of Natural Products, 45(2), 140-142. https://doi.org/10.1021/np50020a006