Amaya Castro

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neo-Clerodane diterpenes of plant origin are molecules difficult to monitor due to their nonspecific UV/vis absorption. The present work describes for the first time the application of the LC-MS-SPE-NMR technique for the isolation and characterization of three new neo-clerodane diterpenes, 3beta-hydroxyteucroxylepin and teuluteumin A and teuluteumin B, from(More)
Three new phytoecdysteroids, ajugacetalsterones C (1) and D (3) and breviflorasterone (2), were isolated from the roots of Ajuga macrosperma var. breviflora along with five known compounds, namely, 20-hydroxyecdysone, cyasterone, makisterone A, 20-hydroxyecdysone 3-acetate, and 20-hydroxyecdysone 2-acetate. The structures of 1-3 were elucidated on the basis(More)
Crude extracts from over 16 species of plants from the family Convolvulaceae were evaluated for phytotoxic activity against Agrostis stolonifera (bentgrass) and Lactuca sativa (lettuce) at 1000 microg/mL. Ethanol extracts of Dicranostyles ampla Ducke were among the most active of those species tested. Systematic bioassay-guided fractionation of the ethanol(More)
Six new naturally occurring ajugarin-like neo-clerodane diterpenoids, ajugaflorins A-F, along with six known compounds [the parent ajugarin I, ajugalides B and C, ajugamarin F4, ajugamacrin E, and ajugatakasin B] were isolated from A. macrosperma var. breviflora. The structures were elucidated by extensive NMR spectroscopic and MS analyses and comparison(More)
Different neo-clerodane diterpenoids were isolated from a dichloromethane extract of Ajuga bracteosa depending on the isolation procedure used, owing to the labile nature of these tetrahydrofurofuran derivatives. Under "hydroxyl-free" purification conditions, both clerodin- and dihydroclerodin-type diterpenes were obtained [four new compounds, ajubractins(More)
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