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The 3-O-fatty acid ester derivatives (C(12)-C(18)) of two pentacyclic triterpenic acids, ursolic acid and oleanolic acid, were synthesized under mild esterification conditions in excellent yields (80-85%) and screened for their antifeedant activity, together with the parent acids, against the agricultural pest tobacco caterpillar larvae (Spodoptera litura(More)
The major metabolites of Diopsyros melanoxylon viz. amyrins and ursolic acid and their lipophilic 3-O-fatty acid ester chains (C12-C18), which are synthesized now under mild esterification conditions in excellent yields (80-95%), were evaluated for their antimicrobial activity against a series of Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. Significantly these(More)
Two novel butanol rhamnopyranosides (1 and 2), along with nine known compounds (3-11), have been isolated from various non-polar and polar extracts of an Indian traditional herb, Euphorbia hirta. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated as n-butyl-1-O-beta-L-rhamnopyranoside (1) and n-butyl-1-O-alpha-L-rhamnopyranoside (2) by spectroscopic(More)
Six novel oleanolic acid ring-A fused hybrids (5-10) have been synthesized by employing a four step protocol with the introduction of benzylidene functionality at C-2 as the key step. Their structures were established by high resolution NMR and Mass spectral data. The synthesized compounds have been screened against seven human cancer cell lines including(More)
A series of seventeen novel analogs of ursolic and oleanolic acid were synthesized (60–98 %), and evaluated for their anti-cancer potential against a panel of eight human cancer cell lines. Compounds (3–10) showed comparable or better activities than their respective parent compounds against SiHa and HeLa (Cervix), A-549 (Lung), and IMR-32 (Neuroblastoma)(More)
The 3-keto functionality in ring A of myrrhanone C, a natural bicyclic triterpene has been chemically modified and synthesized 27 novel triazole hybrids belonging to two different series in very good to excellent yields (66-83%). The synthesized compounds were thoroughly characterized by their spectroscopic data (IR, (1)H&(13)C NMR, HRMS). All the(More)
Extensive chromatographic screening of extracts of the fruits of the Indian Ayurvedic plant, Dendrophthoe falcata, resulted in the isolation of three new triterpenes, 3beta-acetoxy-1beta-(2-hydroxy-2-propoxy)-11alpha-hydroxy-olean-12-ene (1), 3beta-acetoxy-11alpha-ethoxy-1beta-hydroxy-olean-12-ene (2) and(More)
Six novel 5,6-fused hybrids such as dihydrobenzofuran-quinone (4a and 4b), benzofuran-quinone (5a and 5b) and chromene-quinone (6a and 6b) of juglone based 1,4-naphthoquinones were synthesized by employing a three step protocol with the cyclisation of o-allyl phenol as the key step. The anticancer activity of the newly synthesized compounds was evaluated in(More)
As a part of our program to generate some novel flavonoid frameworks substituted with higher alkyl groups as possible antimicrobial agents, we have in total synthesized twelve novel chalcones (11–16) and their corresponding flavanones (17–22) substituted with either nonyl or dodecyl chains in ring B in very good to excellent yields. The synthesized(More)