Biogenetically important quinonemethides and other triterpenoid constituents of Salacia reticulata

Bhavani Dhanabalasingham, Veranja Karunaratne, Yasuhiro Tezuka, Tohru Kikuchi, A. A.Leslie Gunatilaka

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Phytochemical investigation of the outer root bark of Salacia reticulata var. β-diandra (Celastraceae) has resulted in the isolation of two novel quinonemethide triterpenoids (celastroloids), isoiguesterinol and 30- hydroxypristimerin, along with salacenonal, several known celastroloids and friedo-oleanane triterpenoids. Details of the structural elucidation and 1H and 13C NMR spectral assignments of these compounds are presented and their biogenetic significance is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1377-1385
Number of pages9
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 1996


  • 30- hydroxypristimerin
  • Celastraceae
  • Salacia reticulata var. β- diandra
  • biosynthesis
  • celastroloids
  • isoiguesterinol
  • salacenonal
  • structural elucidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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