Rollinecins A and B: two new bioactive annonaceous acetogenins from Rollinia mucosa.
ABSTRACT Two new mono-THF ring acetogenins, rollinecins A (1) and B (2), were isolated from the partitioned ethanolic extracts of the leaves of Rollinia mucosa (Annonaceae) by activity-directed fractionation. 1 and 2 are epimeric at the C-14 carbinol stereocenter. Their absolute stereochemical structures were solved by preparing their respective per-Mosher ester derivatives. 1 and 2 showed equivalent and selective in vitro activities against several human solid tumor cell lines.