Isolation of (-)-hardwickiic acid and 1-triacontanol from croton californicus

Dori J. Luzbetak, Sterling J. Torrance, Joseph J. Hoffmann, Jack R. Cole

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Croton californicus Muell. Arg. (Euphorbiaceae) is an herbaceous shrub indigenous to the Sonoran Desert. Indians prepare a hot poultice from the powdered leaves as a pain reliever for rheumatism (1). An extensive literature search revealed that C. californicus has been screened for alkaloids, flavonoids, and saponinsnegative, and tannins-positive (2). It tv as found that the chloroform extract demonstrated antimalarial activity (3).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-316
Number of pages2
JournalJournal Of Natural Products
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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