Four new triterpenes from the heartwood of Melaleuca leucadendron

Ching Kuo Lee, Ming Huey Chang

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Four new triterpenes, eupha-7,24-diene-3β,22β-diol (1), 20- taraxastene-3α,28-diol (2), 3α,27-dihydroxy-28,20β-taraxastanolide (3), and 3α-hydroxy-13(18)-oleanene-27,28-dioic acid (4) have been isolated from the heartwood of Melaleuca leucadendron. The structures and stereochemistry of 1-4 have been determined by spectroscopic analysis, with compounds 3 and 4 being investigated in the forms of their diacetate (3a) and dimethyl (4a) derivative, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1003-1005
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology


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