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A PHYTOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF TWO SOUTH AFRICAN PLANTS WITH THE SCREENING OF EXTRACTIVES FOR BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY

@inproceedings{Gallagher2006API,
  title={A PHYTOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF TWO SOUTH AFRICAN PLANTS WITH THE SCREENING OF EXTRACTIVES FOR BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY},
  author={Andrew Gallagher},
  year={2006}
}
Two South African medicinal plants, Strophanthus speciosus and Eucomis montana, were investigated phytochemically. From Strophanthus speciosus a cardenolide, neritaloside, was isolated, whilst Eucomis montana yielded three homoisoflavanones, 3,9dihydroeucomin, 4' -demethyl-3,9-dihydroeucomin, and 4' -demethyl-5-0-methyl-3,9dihydroeucomin. The structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic data. The homoisoflavanones were screened for anti-inflammatory activity usmg a chemiluminescent… 

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