• Chemical examination of Jack tree latex and Jack fruit gum - Part II. Occurrence of α-artostenone

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      Authentic Sample; Sodium Methoxide; Benzoyl Chloride; Mixed Melting Point; Steroid Group

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      α-Artostenone has been prepared directly from Jack fruit gum by saponification using sodium methoxide in cold methyl alcoholic solution. In preliminary tests α-artostenone enol-benzoate was found to yield α-artostenone under these conditions. Thus the conclusion that α-artostenone occurs in the plant in the form of enol-wax-esters is confirmed.

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      K J Balakrishna1 T R Seshadri1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Andhra University, Waltair
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