The petroleum ether extract of Montezuma speciosissima Sesse and Moc. demonstrated tumor‐inhibiting properties in the P‐388 lymphocytic leukemia test system (3PS). The constituent responsible for this activity was shown to be a symmetrically substituted 2, 2′‐dinaphthol, identified as gossypol (C30H30O8).
- Gossypol—isolated from Montezuma speciosissima, PMR, UV, IR, and mass spectra, tumor inhibitory activity
- Montezuma speciosissima—extract, PMR, UV, IR, and mass spectra, gossypol isolated
- Tumor inhibition—gossypol, isolated from Montezuma speciosissima, PMR, UV, IR, and mass spectra
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