Two new triterpenoids from the fresh leaves of Psidium guajava

Sabira Begum*, Syed Imran Hassan, Bina S. Siddiqui

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Two new triterpenoids, guajavolide (2α,3β,6β,23-tetrahydroxyurs-12-en-28,20β-olide; 1) and guavenoic acid (2α,3β,6β,23-tetrahydroxyurs-12,20(30)-dien-28-oic acid; 2) along with one known triterpene oleanolic acid (3) were isolated from the fresh leaves of Psidium guajava. Their structure elucidation and stereochemistry were determined by spectroscopic experiments, including 2D-NMR techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1149-1152
Number of pages4
JournalPlanta Medica
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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