Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 54, Issue 5, pp 973–974 | Cite as

Chemical Constituents of the Stem Barks of Quercus mongolica

  • Yi Zhou
  • Mei Jin
  • Wei Zhou
  • Gao LiEmail author

Quercus mongolica Fisch. (Fagaceae) is a deciduous tree growing in or near the forest gaps, mainly distributed in China, Japan, Korea, and eastern Mongolia. The stem bark of Q. mongolica has been traditionally used for the treatment of dysentery, jaundice, hemorrhoids, and enteritis [1]. Previous investigations on Q. mongolica have reported flavonoids, polyphenols, triterpenoids, paclitaxel, and sterols with hepatoprotective, antioxidant, and anticancer activities [2–8]. In our continuous effort to explore potential active ingredients from this plant, 16 compounds, including two sterols (1, 2), two triterpenes (3, 4), two glycosides (5, 6), four flavonoids (7–10), three phenols (11–13), and three coumarins (14–16) were isolated from the stem bark of Q. mongolica. This is the first report of compound 6 from the family Fagaceae, compounds 5, 6, and 16 from the genus Quercus, and compounds 3–7, 12, 15, and 16 from Q. mongolica. The structures of compounds 1–16were identified by...



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 81160386 and 81260474).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Natural Resources of the Changbai Mountain and Functional Molecules, Ministry of Education, Yanbian University College of PharmacyYanjiP. R. China
  2. 2.Yanbian University HospitalYanjiP. R. China

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