Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 588–589 | Cite as

Chemical Constituents of the Leaves, Stems, and Fruits of Synsepalum dulcificum

  • Consolacion Y. Ragasa
  • Kimberly Cornelio
  • Trizia Bauca
  • Syndy Chua
  • Chien-Chang Shen

Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach. & Thonn.) Daniell (Sapotaceae), also known as the miracle fruit, is indigenous to West Africa. The glycoprotein miraculin, from the pulp of the berry, makes sour foods taste sweet [1]. Earlier studies reported the isolation of phenolics and flavonoids from the skin, pulp, and seeds [2]; β-sitosterol, stigmasterol, pheophytin-a, pheophytin-b, lupeol, lupenone, lupeol acetate, and α-tocopheryl quinone from the MeOH extract of the leaves [3]; N-trans-feruloyltyramine, N-cis-feruloyltyramine, N-trans-feruloylmethoxytyramine, N-cis-feruloyl methoxytyramine, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, methylparaben, vanillic acid, isovanillic acid, and syringic acid from the MeOH extract of the roots [4]; and dihydroferuloyl-5-methoxytyramine, (+)-syringaresinol, (+)-epi-syringaresinol, acetonyl-3,5-dimethoxy-p-quinol, cis-p-coumaric acid, trans-p-coumaric acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, syringic acid, vanillic acid, veratric acid, N-cis-feruloyltyramine, N-trans-feruloyltyramine,...


EtOAc Ursolic Acid Vanillic Acid Oleanolic Acid Polar Fraction 
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Research grants from the University Research Coordination Office (URCO) and Science Foundation of De La Salle University are gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Consolacion Y. Ragasa
    • 1
  • Kimberly Cornelio
    • 1
  • Trizia Bauca
    • 1
  • Syndy Chua
    • 1
  • Chien-Chang Shen
    • 2
  1. 1.Chemistry Department and Center for Natural Sciences and Ecological ResearchDe La Salle UniversityManilaPhilippines
  2. 2.National Research Institute of Chinese MedicineTaipeiTaiwan

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