Chemical Constituents from Diospyros argentea Griff. (Ebenaceae)

  • Nurunajah Ab Ghani Atta-ur-Rahman Institute for Natural Product Discovery (AuRIns), Level 9, FF3 Building, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor, MALAYSIA
  • Nurulfazlina Edayah Rasol Atta-ur-Rahman Institute for Natural Product Discovery (AuRIns), Level 9, FF3 Building, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor, MALAYSIA
  • Ahmad Azrul Hakim Yahaya Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Nur Hazwanie Abdul Kadir Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Salam Ahmed Abed Department of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, University of Kerbala, IRAQ
  • Noor Amira Muhammad Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak Branch, Tapah Campus, 35400 Tapah Road, Perak, MALAYSIA
Keywords: Diospyros argentea, Ebenaceae, phytochemical, steroid, triterpene

Abstract

Diospyros argentea is distributed mainly in Southeast Asia where it has been used to repel mosquitoes and its pounded roots are applied externally to treat herpes zoster. Chemical investigation of D. Argentea leaves resulted in the isolation of three steroids, β-sitosterol (1), β-sitostenone (2), and stigmasterol (3), together with five triterpenes, identified as friedelin (4), taraxerol (5), taraxerone (6), betulin (7), and lupeol (8). Their structures were elucuidated using spectroscopic analysis and chemical evidence. To the best of our knowledge, all compounds were isolated for the first time from this species.

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Author Biographies

Nurunajah Ab Ghani, Atta-ur-Rahman Institute for Natural Product Discovery (AuRIns), Level 9, FF3 Building, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor, MALAYSIA

Faculty of Applied Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, MALAYSIA

Nurulfazlina Edayah Rasol, Atta-ur-Rahman Institute for Natural Product Discovery (AuRIns), Level 9, FF3 Building, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor, MALAYSIA

Faculty of Applied Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, MALAYSIA

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Published
2022-07-15
How to Cite
Ab Ghani, N., Rasol, N. E., Yahaya, A. A. H., Abdul Kadir, N. H., Abed, S. A., & Muhammad, N. A. (2022). Chemical Constituents from Diospyros argentea Griff. (Ebenaceae). Journal of Science and Mathematics Letters, 10(2), 57-61. https://doi.org/10.37134/jsml.vol10.2.6.2022