Triterpenes from Vitex limonifolia.

Nguyen Thi Kim Thoa, Ninh Khac Ban, Do Thi Trang, Tran My Linh, Vu Huong Giang, Nguyen Xuan Nhiem, Phan Van Kiem
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  • Nguyen Thi Kim Thoa
  • Ninh Khac Ban
  • Do Thi Trang
  • Tran My Linh
  • Vu Huong Giang
  • Nguyen Xuan Nhiem
  • Phan Van Kiem



Vitex limonifolia, triterpenoid, ursane, oleanane


Using combined chromatographic methods, four triterpenoids, 2α,3α-dihydroxyurs-12-en-28-oic acid (1), euscaphic acid (2), 2α,3α-dihydroxy-19-oxo-18,19-seco-urs-11,13(18)-dien-28-oic acid (3), and maslinic acid (4) were isolated from the methanol extract of the leaves of Vitex limonifolia. Their structures were elucidated by 1D-, 2D-NMR spectra as well as by comparison with those reported in the literature. Compound 3 was reported from Vitex genus for the first time.

Keywords. Vitex limonifolia, triterpenoid, ursane, oleanane.


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How to Cite

Kim Thoa, N. T., Ban, N. K., Trang, D. T., Linh, T. M., Giang, V. H., Nhiem, N. X., & Kiem, P. V. (2017). Triterpenes from Vitex limonifolia. Vietnam Journal of Chemistry, 55(6), 715.