Planta Med 1997; 63(3): 280-282
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-957677

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Cycloartane Triterpene Glycosides from Astragalus siculus

Maria Tiziana Baratta, Guiseppe Ruberto
  • Istituto del C.N.R. per Io Studio delle Sostanze Naturali di Interesse Alimentare e Chimico-Farmaceutico, Via del Santuario 110, I-95028 Valverde (CT), Italy
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04 January 2007 (online)


Based on spectroscopic analysis and chemical degradation, the structures of two saponins isolated from the methanol extract of fresh roots of Astragalus siculus Biv. were established to be that of astrasieversianin II and astragaloside I (also known as astrasieversianin IV), two saponins previously isolated from A. sieversianus Pall and A. membranaceus Benge. A complete assignment of NMR data to the two compounds 1 and 2 is reported for the first time.