Journal of Natural Medicines

, Volume 72, Issue 1, pp 332–334 | Cite as

A new cinnamoylphenethylamine derivative from a Mongolian Allium species, Allium carolinianum

  • Tsutomu TsuruokaEmail author
  • Kazuki Ishikawa
  • Tomoo Hosoe
  • Darikhand Davaajab
  • Suvd Duvjir
  • Unursaikhan Surenjav


A new cinnamoylphenethylamine derivative, compound 1, was isolated as the main HPLC peak after partitioning the methanol extract of bulbs of a Mongolian onion species, Allium carolinianum DC. The chemical structure of this substance was determined by spectroscopic analysis including MS, and 1D and 2D NMR. Compound 1 showed weak cytotoxic activity in the murine leukemia cell line P388.


Cinnamoylphenethylamine derivative Mongolian Allium carolinianum DC NMR Bulb component 



The authors would like to thank Ms. Erdenetsetseg Bold of APU Co., Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for assistance and Dr. Odontuya Gendaram of Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for her kind support.

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The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsutomu Tsuruoka
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kazuki Ishikawa
    • 1
  • Tomoo Hosoe
    • 1
  • Darikhand Davaajab
    • 2
  • Suvd Duvjir
    • 3
  • Unursaikhan Surenjav
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesHoshi UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Laboratory of Botany, Faculty of BiologyKhovd UniversityKhovdMongolia
  3. 3.Toxicology Center, Public Health Institute, Ministry of HealthUlaanbaatarMongolia

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