• A study of the chemical components ofDecalepis Hamiltonii (Makali Veru) - Part IV. Rasinols ofDecalepis Hamiltonii andHemidesmus indicus

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      Lupeol; Benzoyl Chloride; Colourless Needle; Petroleum Ether Extract; Amyrin

    • Abstract


      The existence of resinol in the petrol-soluble portions ofDecalepis Hamiltonii andHemidesmus indicus has been established by the isolation of α- and β-amyrins and lupeol from them. They exist both free and as esters. The various fractions have been analysed using both the acetate and the benzoate methods. The roots of theDecalepis contain more of the amyrins and less of lupeol whereas theHemidesmus contains more of lupeol. The more soluble fractions of both roots seem to possess certain compounds having partly the properties of sterols and partly those of resinols. Further inHemidesmus roots small amounts of tetracyclic triterpene alcohols also seem to be present.

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      P Bhaskara Rama Murti1 T R Seshadri1

      1. Department of Chemistry & Chemical Technology, Andhra University, Waltair
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