Molecular Structures of Saponins from Quillaja saponaria Molina

  • Dirk C. van Setten
  • Gerrit van de Werken
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 404)


The Quillaja saponaria Molina (Rosaceae) tree, first described in 17821, has remained of special interest ever since, because of its bark (soap bark, Panama wood), containing 9–10% saponins.


Structure Elucidation Acyl Moiety Basic Hydrolysis Adjuvant Activity Reductive Cleavage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk C. van Setten
    • 1
  • Gerrit van de Werken
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular SpectroscopyBilthovenThe Netherlands

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