Cucurbitane triterpenoids from Momordica charantia

Qing Yan Li, Hubiao CHEN, Zhen Ming Liu, Bin Wang, Yu Ying Zhao*

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Three new cucurbitane-type triterpenoid saponins, 23-O-β-D- allopyranosyl-5β,19-epoxycucurbita-6,24-diene-3β,22(S),23(S) -triol-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (1), 23-O-β-D-allopyranosyl-5β,19- epoxycucurbita-6,24-diene-3β,22(S),23(S)-triol-3-O-β-D-allopyranoside (2), and 23-O-β-D-allopyranosyl-5β,19-epoxycucurbita-6,24-diene- 3β,19(R), 22(S),23(S)-tetraol-3-O-β-D-allopyranoside (3), named momordicoside M, N, and O, respectively, along with one known saponin momordicoside L (4), were isolated from the fresh fruits of Momordica charantia. The structures of these saponins were elucidated on the basis of chemical properties and spectral data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-456
Number of pages6
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • 2D NMR
  • C NMR
  • H NMR
  • Cucurbitane triterpenoids
  • Momordica charantia
  • Momordicosides M,N,O
  • Saponin


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