• Journal Article

Two new aromatic constitutents from the rootwood of Aeschynomene mimosifolia

Citation

Fullas, F., Kornberg, L., Wani, M., Wall, M., Farnsworth, N. R., Chagwedera, T. E., & Kinghorn, A. D. (1996). Two new aromatic constitutents from the rootwood of Aeschynomene mimosifolia. Journal of Natural Products, 59(2), 190-192.

Abstract

The rootwood of Aeschynomene mimosifolia Vatke (Leguminosae) has yielded a new neoflavonoid, mimosifoliol (1), and an unusual C16-styrylcycloheptenone derivative, mimosifolenone (2). The structures of these compounds were determined on the basis of spectral analysis. Compound 1 demonstrated weak activity in DNA-strand scission assay, while compound 2 was found to be inactive. Mimosifoliol (1) was inactive toward several human cell lines, while 2 was moderately active against the KB cell line