Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 312–317 | Cite as

Ergostane Steroids, Tirucallane and Apotirucallane Triterpenes from Guarea convergens

  • W. Hayasida
  • L. M. Oliveira
  • A. G. Ferreira
  • M. P. Lima

Phytochemical investigation of the leaves of Guarea convergens T. D. Penn. led to the isolation of new apotirucallane triterpenes 24-acetoxy-25-hydroxy-3,7-dioxoapotirucalla-14-en-21,23-olide and 7α,24,25-trihydroxy-3-oxoapotirucalla-14-en-21,23-olide, steroid ergosta-5,24(24′)-diene-3β,7α,21-triol, in addition to the known ergosta-5,24(24′)-diene-3β,4β,22S-triol. The investigation from branches yielded the tirucallane triterpenes melianone and melianodiol. This is the first chemical study of this species, whose identified molecules contribute to knowledge of the biodiversity of the Amazonian forestan for chemosystematics of the Rutales order.


Meliaceae Guarea convergens triterpenoids steroids NMR 



The authors are grateful to the Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado do Amazonas (FAPEAM) for financial support, and to the Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel (CAPES) for the Master′s scholarship awarded to Willian Hayasida.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Hayasida
    • 1
  • L. M. Oliveira
    • 1
  • A. G. Ferreira
    • 2
  • M. P. Lima
    • 1
  1. 1.Coordenacao Tecnologia e InovacaoInstituto Nacional de Pesquisas da AmazoniaManausBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de QuimicaUniversidade Federal de Sao CarlosSao CarlosBrazil

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