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Molecules 2009, 14(6), 2087-2094; doi:10.3390/molecules14062087

Dammarane-type Triterpene Saponins from the Flowers of Panax notoginseng

1, 2, 2, 2,*  and 1,*
1 School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, China 2 Department of Natural Product Chemistry, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, Bunkyo-machi 1-14, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan
* Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 11 May 2009 / Accepted: 1 June 2009 / Published: 10 June 2009
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Four new dammarane-type triterpene saponins named floranotoginsenosides A (1), B (2), C (3) and D (4), together with five known triterpene saponins, were isolated from the flowers of Panax notoginseng. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectral and chemical evidence.
Keywords: Panax notoginseng; dammarane-type; saponins; ginsenoside Panax notoginseng; dammarane-type; saponins; ginsenoside
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Wang, J.-R.; Yamasaki, Y.; Tanaka, T.; Kouno, I.; Jiang, Z.-H. Dammarane-type Triterpene Saponins from the Flowers of Panax notoginseng. Molecules 2009, 14, 2087-2094.

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