Planta Med 1990; 56(1): 89-91
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-960893

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Lignans and Other Constituents from South and Central American Zanthoxylum Species

Manuel Marcos1 , Carlos Jiménez1 , Mary Carmen Villaverde1 , Ricardo Riguera1 , Luis Castedo1 , Frank Stermitz2
  • 1Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Química, Santiago de Compostela 15706, La Coruña, Spain
  • 2Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523, U.S.A
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Publication Date:
05 January 2007 (online)


Eight lignans (+/-)-syringaresinol, (-)-pinoresinol, (+)-sesamin, (+)-eudesmin, (+)-epieudesmin, (-)-asarinin, (-)-matairesinol, (-)-kobusin, two terpenes lupeol, β-sitosterol, one aliphatic unsaturated amide, hydroxy-γ-sanshoöl, and one alkaloid, magnoflorine, were isolated from Zanthoxylum species of Central and South America. Their structures were elucidated mainly by 1H-, 13C-NMR, and mass spectroscopy.