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Molecules 2008, 13(11), 2871-2879; doi:10.3390/molecules13112871
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Platyconic Acid A, a Genuine Triterpenoid Saponin from the Roots of Platycodon grandiflorum

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1 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Taejeon 305-343, Korea 2 College of Pharmacy, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746, Korea 3 Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Taejeon 305-333, Korea
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Received: 14 October 2008 / Revised: 29 October 2008 / Accepted: 12 November 2008 / Published: 18 November 2008
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Abstract

A genuine triterpenoid saponin, platyconic acid A (1) was isolated from the roots extract of Platycodon grandiflorum, together with five known saponins: deapioplatycoside E (2), platycoside E (3), platycodin D3 (4), platycodin D2 (5) and platycodin D (6). The structure of 1 was determined on the basis of spectral analysis and chemical evidence.
Keywords: Platycodon grandiflorum; Campanulaceae; Platyconic acid A. Platycodon grandiflorum; Campanulaceae; Platyconic acid A.
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Choi, Y.H.; Yoo, D.S.; Choi, C.W.; Cha, M.-R.; Kim, Y.S.; Lee, H.S.; Lee, K.R.; Ryu, S.Y. Platyconic Acid A, a Genuine Triterpenoid Saponin from the Roots of Platycodon grandiflorum. Molecules 2008, 13, 2871-2879.

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