Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 726–728 | Cite as

Chemical Constituents of the Whole Plant of Ajania tenuifolia

  • Zhan-Xin ZhangEmail author
  • Chun-Xue Yu
  • Yi-Fan Yu
  • Pei-Qian Wu
  • Ye Zhao
  • Dong-Qing FeiEmail author

The genus Ajania, belonging to the family Asteraceae, includes around 28 species that are distributed over central and south Asia, China, and Japan [1]. Most of them are widespread in the northwest of China. Some species of the genus have long been used as Chinese traditional folk medicines for the treatment of intestinal ulcers, bronchitis, lung diseases, and rheumatism [2, 3].

Ajania tenuifolia is mainly distributed in high plateaus of the northwest of China. Some sesquiterpenoids, flavonoids, triterpenoids, lignans, penylpropanoids, phenolics, and acetylenes have been isolated from some species of Ajania plants [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12], while the chemical constituents of this species have not been investigated so far. As a part of our work on bioactive metabolites from the plant kingdom, the chemical constituents of A. tenuifolia were studied for the first time, and 29 compounds were isolated and characterized.

The whole plant of A. tenuifoliawas collected in Maqu...



We are grateful to the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 31670350 and 31870324), the Natural Science Foundation of Gansu Province, China (No. 17JR5RA201), and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Nos. lzujbky-2017-k25, lzujbky-2017-198, and lzujbky-2018-k13) for financial support of this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of PharmacyLanzhou UniversityLanzhouP. R. China

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