Xylomexicanins i and J: Limonoids with Unusual B/C Rings from Xylocarpus granatum

Yi Bing Wu, Ya Zhen Wang, Zhi Yu Ni, Xia Qing, Qing Wen Shi, Françoise Sauriol, Christopher J. Vavricka, Yu Cheng Gu, Hiromasa Kiyota

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Two tetranortriterpenoids with new skeletons, xylomexicanins I and J (1 and 2), were isolated during the investigation of chemical constituents from seeds of the Chinese mangrove, Xylocarpus granatum. Xylomexicanin I (1) is an unprecedented limonoid with bridged B- and C-rings. A biosynthesis pathway for 1 from xylomexicanin F is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2547-2550
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 22 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry


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