Galloylarbutin and other polyphenols from Bergenia purpurascens

Chen Xin-Min, Takashi Yoshida, Tsutomu Hatano, Makoto Fukushima, Takuo Okuda

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Two new polyphenols, 4,6-di-O-galloylarbutin and 2,4,6-tri-O-galloyl-D-glucose, were isolated from the root of Bergenia purpurascens, which also contains 6-O-galloylarbutin, bergenin and its gallates, and five other phenolic compounds. The structures of the new compounds were determined by chemical and spectroscopic methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-517
Number of pages3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 28 1987


  • 2,4,6-tri-O-galloyl-D-glucose
  • 4,6-di-O-galloylarbutin
  • 6-O-galloylarbutin
  • Bergenia purpurascens
  • Saxifragaceae
  • galloylbergenins
  • polyphenols
  • procyanidins.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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