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Molecules 2005, 10(7), 798-802; doi:10.3390/10070798

Chemical Constituents of Piper betle Linn. (Piperaceae) Roots

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Department of Chemical Technology, University College of Science & Technology, Calcutta University, India
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Received: 28 May 2004 / Revised: 28 December 2004 / Accepted: 7 January 2005 / Published: 31 August 2005
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Column chromatography of the alcoholic extract of Piper betle roots furnished aristololactam A-II and a new phenyl propene, characterized as 4-allyl resorcinol, while the petroleum-ether extract yielded a diketosteroid, viz. stigmast-4-en-3,6-dione. All these compounds were characterized by spectroscopic means. Isolation of these compounds from this source is being reported here for the first time.
Keywords: Piper betle; Piperaceae; phenyl propene; diketosteroid; aristololactam A-II. Piper betle; Piperaceae; phenyl propene; diketosteroid; aristololactam A-II.
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Ghosh, K.; Bhattacharya, T. Chemical Constituents of Piper betle Linn. (Piperaceae) Roots. Molecules 2005, 10, 798-802.

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