Secondary metabolites from Cycas aenigma
College of Science
Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Chemical investigation of Cycas aenigma, a plant endemic to the Philippines, led to the isolation of squalene (1), a mixture of β-sitosterol (2a) and stigmasterol (2b) from the microsporophyll lamina; and a mixture of 2a and 2b, triacylglycerols (3), and a mixture of phytyl fatty acid ester (4a) and β-sitosteryl fatty acid ester (4b) from the roots of Cycas aenigma. The structures of 1-4b were identified by comparison of their NMR data with literature data.
Ng, V. S., Agoo, E. G., Shen, C., & Ragasa, C. Y. (2015). Secondary metabolites from Cycas aenigma. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 6 (6), 267-270. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/faculty_research/716