Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 9, Issue 6, pp 715–717 | Cite as

Steroid saponins and sapogenins of Allium IV. Karatavigenin — A new sapogenin from Allium karataviense

  • M. B. Gorovits
  • F. S. Khristulas
  • N. K. Abubakirov


The bulbs ofAllium karataviense (family Alliaceae) have been found to contain alliogenin, alliogenin β-D-glucopyranoside, diosgenin, yuccagenin, and a new steroid sapogenin — karatavigenin.

The structure of karatavigenin has been established as alliogenin 3-O-benzoate.


Benzoic Acid Saponin Acetic Anhydride Methyl Iodide Diosgenin 


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  • M. B. Gorovits
  • F. S. Khristulas
  • N. K. Abubakirov

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