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Heraclenol and Isopimpinellin: Two Rare Furocoumarins from Ruta montana

  • N. Benkiki
  • M. Benkhaled
  • Zahia Kabouche
  • C. Bruneau


Ruta montana,is a common specie of the genusRuta,(Rutaceae) but still studied since very recently four new alkaloids have been isolated from this specie’.The presence of xanthotoxin, bergapten and other known furocoumarins have been reported fromRuta montana,2-5but isopimpinellin2and heraclenol3are two rare furocoumarins reported here for the first time from the specie and the genusRuta,respectively. Few plants contain heraclenol and isopimpinellin. recent pharmacological studies on isopimpinellin have shown it’s antimicrobial activity6heraclenol have been reported for it’s anti-inflammatory7 and anti-mycobacterial8properties with helpful nmr high techniques, we succeeded to identify heraclenol and isopimpinellin, two furocoumarins isolated for the first time fromRutamontana.,


Chemical Shift Molecular Formula Ferric Chloride IHNMR Spectrum Mass Spectral Fragmentation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Benkiki
    • 1
  • M. Benkhaled
    • 2
  • Zahia Kabouche
    • 1
  • C. Bruneau
    • 3
  1. 1.Université Mentouri-Constantine, Faculté des sciences, Département de chimie, Laboratoire d’Obtention de Substances Thérapeutiques (LOST)ConstantineAlgérie
  2. 2.Université de Batna, Faculté des sciencesDépartement de chimieBatnaAlgérie
  3. 3.Université de Rennes 1UMR 6509 CNRS, Campus de BeaulieuRennesFrance

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