A new biflavone glycoside from flowers of Asystasia gangetica
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The yellow parts of the flowers of Asystasia gangetica were extracted with 85% methanol under reflux. The alcoholic extract was concentrated in vacuo and the aqueous extract was fractionated with solvents of increasing polarity. The ethyl acetate fraction yielded a yellow solid, which was characterized as apigenin 7-O-glucosyl(3′ → 6″)luteolin 7″-O-glucoside using UV, 1H, 1H–1H COSY, 13C NMR, and mass spectral studies.
KeywordsAsystasia gangetica Acanthaceae biflavone glycoside
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