A NOVEL PENTACYCLIC TRITERPENOID ISOLATED FROM CARALLUMA ATTENUATA ROOT
G. Jayalakshmi, K. Kavitha, S. Ratnakumari, V. Anuradha* and S. Sivaram Babu
From the root of Caralluma attenuata belonging to the family Asclepiadaceae, a novel pentacyclic triterpenoid was isolated. Its structure was elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic data. This is the first report of such novel pentacyclic triterpenoid from Caralluma attenuata root.
Keywords: Caralluma attenuata, Asclepiadaceae, pentacyclic triterpenoid.
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