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Zhong Yao Cai. 2012 Feb;35(2):226-9.

[Study on the alkaloids constituents from Voacanga africana].

[Article in Chinese]

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  • 1Pharmaceutical College, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, The Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Standardization of Chinese Herbal Medicine, State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Systematic research, Development and Utilization of Chinese Medicine Resources, Chengdu 611137, China. Meilinger2011@hotmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To study the alkaloids of Voacanga africana.

METHODS:

The alkaloids were isolated by normal phase silica gel and Sephadex LH-20 column chromatography. Their structures were elucidated by analysis of spectroscopic data.

RESULTS:

Eight alkaloids were isolated and their structures were elucidated as voacangine(1), voacangine hydroxyindolenine(2), 19R-epi-voacristine(3), epi-ibogaine(4), vobasine(5), 19-epi-heyneanine(6), vobtusine(7) and voacamine(8).

CONCLUSION:

Compounds 2-4 and 6 are isolated from this plant for the first time.

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22822667
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