Der Pharma Chemica
Journal for Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Computational Chemistry


Chemical constituents of Muntingia calabura L.

Author(s): Consolacion Y. Ragasa, Maria Carmen S. Tan, Irving D. Chiong and Chien-Chang Shen

Chemical investigation of the dichloromethane extract of the fruit of Muntingia calaburaafforded squalene (1), triglyceride (2), a mixture of linoleic acid (3a), palmitic acid (3b) and α-linolenic acid (3c), and a mixture of β- sitosterol (4a) and stigmasterol (4b). The structures of 1-4b were identified by comparison of their NMR data with those reported in the literature.