Natural Products and Bioprospecting

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 145–149 | Cite as

Five new mexicanolide type limonoids from Heynea trijuga

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Five new mexicanolide-type limonoids, heytrijunolides A–E (1–5) were isolated from the branches and leaves of Heynea trijuga. The structures of these new compounds were elucidated on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analysis. Compound 3 showed weak cytotoxicity against HL-60, SMMC-7721 and A-549 human tumor cell lines with the IC50 values of 21.88, 20.66 and 12.70 µM, respectively.


Heynea trijuga Meliaceae limonoids mexicanolide-type heytrijunolide 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of SciencesKunmingChina
  2. 2.Graduate University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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