Phytochemistry and antimycobacterial activity of Chlorophytum inornatum

O’Donnell, Gemma, Bucar, Franz and Gibbons, Simon (2006) Phytochemistry and antimycobacterial activity of Chlorophytum inornatum. Phytochemistry, 67 (2). pp. 178-182. ISSN 0031-9422

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In a project to investigate plant derived natural products from the Liliaceae with activity against fast-growing strains of mycobacteria, we have identified two new metabolites from Chlorophytum inornatum. The active principle, a new homoisoflavanone (1) was identified as 3-(4′-methoxybenzyl)-7,8-methylenedioxy-chroman-4-one. The metabolite assigned as 7-(1′-hydroxyethyl)-2-(2″-hydroxyethyl)-3,4-dihydrobenzopyran (2) was characterised by extensive 1- and 2D NMR spectroscopy. The antimycobacterial activity of this plant was mainly due to the homoisoflavonoid which exhibited minimum inhibitory values ranging from 16–256 μg/ml against four strains of fast-growing mycobacteria.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Pharmacy
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Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2020 00:02
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 06:23
DOI: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2005.10.023

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