Chemical constituents of three rutaceae species from sri lanka

E. M.Kithsiri Wijeratne, B. M.Ratnayake Bandara, A. A.Leslie Gunatilaka, Yasuhiro Tezuka, Tohru Kikuchi

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The stem bark of Luvunga angustifolia yielded a new acridone alkaloid, 5-methoxyarborinine [1], and several known compounds. Several known compounds were also isolated from Limonia acidissima. Pleiospermium alatum afforded a rare coumarin glycoside, apiosylskimmin [5], and two known limonoids 6 and 7. Nmr studies of 6 demonstrated strong nOe effects due to “through-space” coupling and led to revision of some previous carbon signal assignments. A probable biosynthetic relationship between some limonoids of the Rutaceae is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1261-1269
Number of pages9
JournalJournal Of Natural Products
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry


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