ABSTRACT: To study the chemical constituents of Ligularia macrophylla.
Isolation and purification were carried out on repeated silica gel column chromatography. The structures of the compounds were identified by physico-chemical properties and spectral analyses.
Eight compounds were isolated and identified as kaempferol (1), 2,4'-dihydroxy-5-methoxychalcone (2), 5-hydroxy-3,4', 7-trimethoxyflavone (3), isobutyl ester terephthalic acid (4), 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde (5), mono (2-ethylhexyl) terephthalate (6), lupeol (7), beta-sitosterol (8).
Compounds 1 - 7 are isolated from this plant for the first time.
Zhong yao cai = Zhongyaocai = Journal of Chinese medicinal materials 03/2010; 33(3):371-3.