Studies on terpenoids and steroids. Part 10.1 structures of four new natural phenolic D: A-friedo-24-noroleanane triterpenoids2

Chandra B. Gamlath, Kamal B. Gunaherath, A. A. Leslie Gunatilaka

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The three new phenolic nortriterpenes, demethylzeylasteral, zeylasteral, and demethylzeylasterone, isolated from Kokoona zeylanica (Celastraceae), have been shown to be 2,3-dihydroxy-6,23-dioxo-D: A-friedo-24-noroleana-1,3,5(10),7-tetraen-29-oic acid (5), its methyl ester (6), and 2,3-dihydroxy-6-oxo-D: A-friedo-24-noroleana-1,3,5(10),7-tetraene-23,29-dioic acid (7), respectively. The structure of the new phenolic (9 → 8)-‘D’:‘A’- friedo -24-noroleanane triterpene obtained from ‘kokum soap’ has been established as 23-oxoisopristimerin III (11) on the basis of spectroscopic evidence. The biosynthetic significance of 23-oxoisopristimerin III is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2849-2854
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

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