Christophe Long

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Fifteen new bidesmosidic triterpenoid saponins (1-15) were isolated from a methanol extract of the leaves of Mimusops laurifolia. Their structures were established using one- and two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry and determined to be bidesmosides of protobassic acid (2-4, 11, 12, and 15) and of 16alpha-hydroxyprotobassic acid (1, 5-10,(More)
Two new polyepoxysqualene-derived triterpenes, yardenone A (1) and B (2), together with the known yardenone (3) and sodwanone A (4), have been isolated from the marine sponge Axinella cf. bidderi from Yemen's Socotra Island in the Indian Ocean. The structures were elucidated using spectroscopic data. The relative stereochemistry was established by the(More)
Thirty new cycloartane derivatives (1-3, 5-12, 14-32) have been isolated from the leaves of Neoboutonia melleri. Their novelty stems from the loss of one of the C-4 methyl groups (1-3, 5-12, 14-25, and 32) and from the presence of an "extra" carbon atom in the side chain (1-3, 5-12, 14-20, 26-29, and 30-32). Furthermore, compound 32 possesses a rare(More)
Bio-guided fractionation of an extract from Tanacetum parthenium showing activity as mitotic blocker allowed the isolation and identification of santin 3, jaceidin 2 and centaureidin 1. The latter two closely related flavonols, which, to the best of our knowledge, are isolated here together for the first time, form a mixture difficult to resolve and which(More)
Six dichapetalins named dichapetalins N-S were isolated from Dichapetalum mombuttense, Dichapetalum zenkeri and Dichapetalum leucosia. They were accompanied in the same plants by the known dichapetalins A, B, C, I, L and M. The structures of the compounds were elucidated by 1D and 2D NMR experiments and mass spectrometry. They all possessed the dammarane(More)
Three new pentacyclic alkaloids were isolated from different chromotypes of the western Mediterranean ascidian Cystodytes dellechiajei. The purple color morph collected in Catalonia contained the known compounds kuanoniamine D (1), shermilamine B (2), N-deacetylkuanoniamine D (3), and styelsamine C (4) and a new alkaloid named N-deacetylshermilamine B (5).(More)
The extraction and purification of the bioactive extract of Cystodytes violatinctus (Solomon Islands) led to the isolation and identification of six pyridoacridine alkaloids. The structures of four new members of this family, shermilamine F (1), dehydrokuanoniamine F (2), and arnoamines C (3) and D (4), were elucidated on the basis of NMR and MS data and by(More)
Phytochemical investigation of the MeOH extract of the stem bark of Antonia ovata led to the isolation of four triterpenoid saponins, along with eleven known compounds. Their structures were established by extensive 1D and 2D NMR, as well as HR-MS analysis and acid hydrolysis. All isolated saponins contained the same tetrasaccharide chain(More)
Eighteen new meroterpene derivatives, dichrostachines A-R (1-18), have been isolated from the root and stem barks of Dichrostachys cinerea, and their structures determined by spectroscopic means and molecular modeling. From a biosynthetic standpoint these compounds arise from a Diels-Alder reaction between a labdane diene of the raimonol type and a(More)