Tannins and Related Compounds from Quisqualis indica

Ta Chen Lin, Ying Tsun Ma, Jender Wu, Feng-Lin Hsu

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Continuous exploration of the chemical constituents of Combretaceous plants has led to the discovery of two novel ellagitannins, quisqualin A (1) and quisqualin B (2), from the fruits of Quisqualis indica. A total of twenty-one other tannins were also isolated from either the fruits or leaves of Q. indica. including [I] eleven ellagitannins: 2,3-(S)-HHDP-D-glucose (3), 2,3-(S)-HHDP-4-O-galloyl-D-glucose (4), 2,3-(S)-HHDP-6-O-galloyl-D-glucose (5), 2,3-(S)-HHDP-4,6-di-O-galloyl-D-glucose (6), pedunculagin (7), punicalagin (8), eugeniin (9), 1-desgalloyleugeniin (10), casuariin (11), 5-desgalloylstachyurin (12), castalagin (13); [II] five gallotannins: 6-O-galloyl-D-glucose (14), 1,6-di-O-galloyl-β-D-glucose (15), 2,3-di-O-galloyl-D-glucose (16), 3,4-di-O-galloyl-D-glucose (17), 4,6-di-O-galloyl-D-glucose (18); [III] four phenolcarboxylic acids: gallic acid (19), ellagic acid (20), flavogallonic acid (21), brevifolin carboxylic acid (22) and [IV] one other hydrolyzable tannin: punicalin (23).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-155
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chinese Chemical Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Combretaceae
  • Quisqualin A
  • Quisqualin B
  • Quisqualis indica
  • Tannin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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