Neo-clerodane diterpenes from Dodonaea angustifolia
Phytochemical investigation of the leaf surface exudate of Dodonaea angustifolia L.f. yielded two new neo-clerodane diterpenes, neo-clerodan-3,13-dien-16,15:18,19-diolide (mkapwanin) and 15-methoxy-neo-clerodan-3,13-dien-16,15:18,19-diolide (15-methoxymkapwanin). In addition, ten known compounds were identified. The structures were determined on the basis of spectroscopic evidence. This additional chemical information could contribute towards solving the taxonomical controversy that exists between Dodonaea angustifolia and Dodonaea viscosa Jacq., which are morphologically similar.
CitationYenesew, A. 2010. Neo-clerodane diterpenes from Dodonaea angustifolia. Phytochemistry Letters ,. 3:217-220.
University of NairobiDepartment of Chemestry