Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 47, Issue 6, pp 1035–1037 | Cite as

Chemical constituents from the stems of Liriodendron tulipifera

  • Chung-Yi Chen
  • Yau-Der Wang
  • Sun-Wen Juan
  • Jin-Cherng Huang

Liriodendron tulipifera is a fast growing hardwood tree species native to the United State, which is used for wood and pulp products [1, 2]. Earlier investigations on the chemical constituents of L. tulipifera dealt with several alkaloids and sesquiterpenes [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]. These studies have shown the isolated products from the stems of L. tulipifera. L. tulipifera was chosen for further phytochemical investigation. The MeOH extract of the plant was subjected to solvent partitioning and chromatographic separation to afford 21 pure substances. The chemical constituents in the plants of L. tulipifera were separated with column chromatography.

Investigation of the MeOH extract of the plants has led to the isolation of 21 compounds, among which are four alkaloids: liriodenine (1) [12], (–)-anonaine (2) [13], (–)-norglaucine (3), and (–)-glaucine (4) [14]; three lignans: (–)-eudesmin (5) [15], (+)-syringaresinol (6) [16], and (+)-yangambin (7) [17]; four steroids:...


Vanillic Acid MeOH Extract Syringic Acid Liriodendron Tulipifera Coniferyl Aldehyde 
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This investigation was supported by a grant from the National Science Council of the Republic of China (NSC 97-2320-B-242-002-MY3).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chung-Yi Chen
    • 1
  • Yau-Der Wang
    • 1
  • Sun-Wen Juan
    • 2
  • Jin-Cherng Huang
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Medical and Heath ScienceFooyin UniversityTa-LiaoTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, College of AgricultureNational Chiayi UniversityChiayiTaiwan

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