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Rotenoid derivatives and other constituents of the twigs of Millettia duchesnei.

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, P.O. Box 67, Dschang, Cameroon.
Phytochemistry (Impact Factor: 3.35). 02/2008; 69(1):258-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2007.05.038
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ABSTRACT Three prenylated rotenoids, elliptol, 12-deoxo-12alpha-methoxyelliptone and 6-methoxy-6a,12a-dehydrodeguelin were isolated from the twigs of Millettia duchesnei, together with the known compounds, 6a,12a-dehydrodeguelin, 6-hydroxy-6a,12a-dehydrodeguelin, 6-oxo-6a,12a-dehydrodeguelin, elliptone, 12a-hydroxyelliptone and eriodictyol. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectral data and comparison with information reported in the literature and with authentic specimens for some known compounds. The full NMR data of 6-oxo-6a,12a-dehydrodeguelin and 6-hydroxy-6a,12a-dehydrodeguelin are reported here for the first time.

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