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DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-960056

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A New Triterpenoid and its Glycoside from Phytolacca esculenta

Yi Yang-Hua, Dai Fu-Bao
  • School of Pharmacy, Second Military Medical University, 325 Guo He Road, Shanghai 200433, People's Republic of China
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Publication Date:
05 January 2007 (online)


A new triterpenoid and its glycoside, designated as esculentagenic acid and esculentoside J, have been isolated and characterized from the roots of Phytolacca esculenta. The new compounds have been identified as 2β,3β,23,30-tetrahydroxyolean-12-en-28-oic acid and 3-O-[β-D-glucopyranosyl(1→4)-β-D-xylopyranosyl] - 28-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl- 2β,3β,23,30-tetrahydroxyolean-12-en-28-oic acid.