New anti-inflammatory triterpene from the root of Ricinus communis

@article{Srivastava2014NewAT,
  title={New anti-inflammatory triterpene from the root of Ricinus communis},
  author={Pooja Srivastava and Jyotshna and Namita Gupta and Anil Kumar Maurya and Karuna Shanker},
  journal={Natural Product Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={28},
  pages={306 - 311}
}
Liquid–liquid partitioning of Ricinus communis root methanol extract resulted in enrichment of compounds. Purification of the n-hexane fraction led to the isolation and characterisation of two triterpenes: one known compound lupeol (1) and a new diketone pentacyclic triterpene named as erandone (urs-6-ene-3,16-dione) (2), from the plant. Their structures were determined by various spectroscopic techniques. Crude methanolic, enriched n-hexane fraction and isolates at doses 100 mg/kg p.o… 
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