Ursane triterpenoids from leaves of Melaleuca leucadendron

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Three novel triterpenoids esters were isolated from the leaves of Metaleuca leucadendron in addition to the five known triterpenes ursolaldehyde, ursolic acid, 2α-hydroxyursolic acid, 3β-cis-p- coumaroyloxy-2α-hydroxyurs-12-en-28-oic acid and 3β-trans-p-coumaroyloxy- 2α-hydroxyurs-12-en-28-oic acid. The structures of the new compounds were determined by spectral methods to be 3β-cis-p-coumaroyloxy-2α-hydroxyursa- 12,20(30)-dien-28-oic acid, cis- and trans- 3β-caffeoyloxy-2α-hydroxyurs- 12-en-28-oic acids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1119-1122
Number of pages4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 27 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • 3β-cis-p- coumaroyloxy-2α-hydroxyursa-12,20(30)-dien-28-oic acid
  • Cis- and trans-3β- caffeoyloxy-2α-hydroxyurs-12-en-28-oic acids
  • Leaves
  • Melaleuca leucadendron
  • Myrtaceae
  • Triterpenoids
  • Ursane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery


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