Oleanene palmitate from Ximenia americana

M. O. Fatope*, O. A. Adoum, Y. Takeda

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Extraction of the roots of Ximenia americana gave 3-olean-12-enyl palmitate (1). The structure of 1 was assigned on the basis of its spectral data and chemical hydrolysis. Compound 1 and its hydrolysis product 3β-hydroxy-olean-12-ene (2). unlike oleanolic acid (3), are inactive in the brine shrimp lethality assay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-393
Number of pages3
JournalPharmaceutical Biology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Olacaceae
  • Oleanene palmitate
  • Ximenia americana

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine


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